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Sports injuries can affect a wide range of athletes, from professionals to weekend warriors. While it's often obvious when you've been injured during athletic activity, sometimes the underlying damage isn't as visible. To accurately diagnose and treat sports injuries, you may need an MRI scan that will provide a more detailed look into the structure and function of your bones and soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.
At Smart Scan Medical Imaging in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic radiologists use MRI scans to diagnose sports injuries with precision and accuracy. Our powerful equipment can detect even subtle differences in bones and soft tissues that might not be revealed by other forms of imaging. Our MRI scans also allow us to accurately track your progress during rehabilitation, providing timely information that can help you heal faster and get back in the game sooner.
If you're in need of an MRI scan to diagnose a sports injury, request an appointment with Smart Scan Medical Imaging in Eau Claire, Wisconsin today. We can help you get the information you need to start your journey back to full health.
Knee injuries are extremely common for athletes, especially those who participate in running, jumping, and cutting sports. From ACL injuries to tendinitis, an MRI scan can provide a more detailed look at the underlying structure and function of your knee and help achieve an accurate diagnosis.
At Smart Scan, our fellowship-trained orthopedic radiologists use advanced MRI scans to diagnose knee injuries with precision and accuracy. With these powerful imaging tools, we can detect even subtle changes in bones and soft tissue structures, providing us with the information we need to accurately track your progress during rehabilitation and get you back on the field faster.
Shoulder injuries are another common problem for athletes, particularly those who engage in overhead sports such as tennis, volleyball, and swimming. MRI scans can help diagnose shoulder injuries like rotator cuff tears, bursitis, and labral tears with precision and accuracy.
At Smart Scan Medical Imaging in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, we use advanced MRI scans to detect even subtle changes in bones and soft tissues. Our fellowship-trained orthopedic radiologists can use this information to accurately diagnose shoulder injuries so you can get the treatment you need to heal quickly.
Athletes' joints are susceptible to a wide range of injuries, from tendinitis to fractures. Common joints include the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, foot, elbow, wrist, hand, and finger. To diagnose joint injuries accurately and provide patients with the best treatment plan possible, Smart Scan Medical Imaging in Eau Claire, Wisconsin uses advanced MRI scans to detect subtle changes in bones and soft tissues.
Our board-certified orthopedic radiologists use this powerful imaging technology to pinpoint the exact location and extent of your injury so you can get the treatment you need to heal quickly. With our state-of-the-art MRI scans, we'll provide the answers you need to get back on the field fast and with confidence.
Back injuries can happen to athletes of any age, from teenagers to professional athletes. Whether you're struggling with lower back pain, sciatica, or a herniated disc from athletic activity, these injuries can cause considerable pain and discomfort, as well as long-term problems if not properly treated.
At Smart Scan Medical Imaging, we provide advanced MRI scans that can help us accurately diagnose back injuries, even in cases where the underlying damage might not be clearly visible. Our board-certified orthopedic radiologists use this powerful imaging technology to detect subtle differences in bones and soft tissues, such as muscles and ligaments, so you can get the treatment you need to heal quickly and safely.
Sports injuries to the head and neck area can have a range of effects, from mild headaches to serious concussions. To diagnose head and neck sports injuries accurately, you may need an MRI scan.
At Smart Scan Medical Imaging in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, we offer advanced MRI scans that are specifically designed to detect subtle differences in soft-tissue structures, such as ligaments and tendons. Our board-certified orthopedic radiologists use these scans to diagnose sports injuries with accuracy and precision.
The length of your scan will depend on the area that is being scanned. You will be asked to lie on a padded table while the MRI technologist performs the exam.
The MRI machine produces a strong magnetic field, but the procedure itself is completely painless.
Before an MRI scan, it is important to remove all metal jewelry, such as body piercings and watches. If you'd prefer, you can change into a hospital gown.
Smart Scan is passionate about making the scheduling process as easy as possible for our patients. Our process is simple and fast, and we even take same-day appointments. Just use our online form to select a time that’s right for you.