Radiology is a branch of science where physicians use imaging techniques to diagnose and sometimes treat medical conditions. In order to become a radiologist, physicians must be accepted into a radiology residency that takes an additional four years to complete after obtaining their medical degree.
Once they earn certification, these specialists perform a range of exams and procedures and can interpret images from xrays, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance images (MRI), ultrasound scans and more. Emergency doctors routinely rely on the expertise of radiologists to recommend the most appropriate procedure and help restore a patient’s functionality
The radiologists at the Hip Preservation Institute are specialized in examining areas around the hip and pelvic bones. They use advanced MRI techniques to treat a range of complex hip abnormalities.
A sample of advanced procedures radiologists at our institute can perform include:
- MRI pelvis special protocol to help treat athletic pubalgia
- MRI hip special protocol to help treat gluteus medius and minimus tears
- MR arthrogram of hip to assess for labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
- CT scan with 3D reconstructions to help treat FAI, subspace impingement, bone lesions and bone abnormalities