Our specialists rely on high quality imaging in order to give you the most accurate diagnosis and treatment for your unique condition. For your comfort and convenience, Springfield Clinic is committed to providing the highest quality diagnostic imaging services to patients in central Illinois and surrounding areas, by using state-of-the-art technology and providing exceptional service.
Imaging techniques used by our orthopedic specialists include state-of-the-art bone densitometry (DXA) scans, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and diagnostic and fluoroscopic radiography (X-rays).
The majority of these services are digitally acquired, meaning they are interpreted by specialty trained physicians using computer workstations with high-resolution monitors. The workstations allow the interpreting physician the ability to manipulate the images and provide a better diagnosis by magnifying areas of interest, electronically measuring structures, and changing the density and contrast without repeating the exam.
The digitally acquired images and reports are electronically stored and can be viewed at any time by any physician with access to the Springfield Clinic's network. Digital images can also be sent electronically to both hospitals in Springfield, if needed for comparison or treatment. They can also be burned to CD's or printed to film. Reports are sent electronically to the patient's electronic health record when exams are ordered by Springfield Clinic physicians. They are sent by mail to physicians who are not members of the Springfield Clinic, and a copy of the report is also stored electronically with the exam.