OrthoIndy Imaging

The OrthoIndy Hospital Imaging Centers provide patients with state-of-the-art imaging options from all three locations. An X-ray, MRI or CT scan may be necessary to diagnose your orthopedic injury. 


X-rays are best used when looking at hones. X-rays are commonly used to help diagnose particular problems involving bone and soft tissue. An X-ray sends beams of radiation that pass through the skin and underlying tissues (muscle, ligaments and tendons), when the beams meet the bone, an image is created.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, better known as an MRI, is one of the most sensitive diagnostic tools. With an MRI there is no exposure to radiation. An MRI is basically two powerful magnets; one external and the other internal. Within the human body there are millions of negative and positive atoms and when the atoms are exposed to the electromagnetic waves produced by the MRI equipment, the atoms act like “mini magnets.” Via the computer, the data is collected, combined and manipulated using complex mathematical equations resulting in detailed anatomical images transferred onto film. MRIs are used to help more clearly review soft tissue and ligaments. 

OrthoIndy’s MRI features a “short bore” magnet that allows patients who are sensitive to smaller spaces to see out of the top of the tube making the patient feel less claustrophobic. The MRI machine may scan patients up to 440 lbs. The equipment enables MRIs to be performed with and without contrast. The scanner also has coils that are designed especially for orthopedic scans.

Non-orthopedic scans available include:

  • Head

  • IAC

  • Sella (Pituitary)

  • Quiet Technology (at our South location)

  • Large Windows (at our Northwest and South locations)


Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scan)

Computerized Axial Tomography (CT Scan or CAT Scan) is commonly used in adjunct with X-ray. CT scans use multiple X-ray (radiation) beams that are projected at many angles in conjunction with computer resources to create three dimensional cross-sectional images. Each image or picture reveals a different level of tissue that somewhat resemble slices. CT scans are utilized to help show bone and calcified structures. The 16 slice CT may scan patients up to 400 lbs. and performs scans with and without contrast.
Scans available include:

  • Head

  • Metal check-orbit

  • IAC, Sinus

  • Spine

  • Chest/Lung

  • Chest PE

  • Hi Res Chest

  • Chest Nodule

  • Abdomen

  • Pancreas

  • Kidneys

  • Hips

  • Pelvis

  • Shoulder

  • Elbow

  • Wrist

  • Knee

  • Ankle/Foot

  • CT stone protocol


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