Musculoskeletal radiologists specialize in providing diagnostic and therapeutic imaging services for bones, joints, and associated soft tissues. With over 400 years of combined practice experience, the musculoskeletal team at Radiology Associates of North Texas offers both new and seasoned perspectives on patient cases.
The musculoskeletal imaging specialty, also called MSK, usually handles cases involving sports imaging, evaluation of disease processes in bones and connective tissues, and trauma. MSK radiologists most often use MRI, CT, X-Ray and US imaging to evaluate patients for tears, strains, fractures, masses, unexplained pains or other symptoms in the extremities, joints, bones, and soft tissues.
Through the use of one of our state-of-the-art teleradiology suites, the MSK team provides subspecialty expertise and timely interpretations to hospitals, imaging centers and physician practices throughout North Texas.
Exams read by our Musculoskeletal Imaging Specialists
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the lower and upper extremities. This includes imaging of the feet, ankles, knees, hips, hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of non-extremity joints: pelvis, sternoclavicular, sacroiliac and symphysis pubis.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Arthrograms of the ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow and shoulder.
- Computed Tomography (CT) of bones and joints.
Special procedures read/performed by our Musculoskeletal Imaging Specialists
- Joint injections – corticosteroids or a lubricating substance is injected directly into the joint area to reduce pain and stiffness.
- MR arthrography – helps physicians evaluate a particular joint to determine if treatment, surgery or replacement is necessary.
- Bone and soft tissue biopsies – minimally invasive image-guided procedure to obtain a sample of a bone or soft tissue for further testing.
- MRI of the sacroiliac joints – to evaluate sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
- Radiofrequency ablation – RFA is a treatment to reduce pain and works by using radio waves to decrease pain signals from specific nerve areas.