On-Site Imaging Specialists

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MidJersey Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Spine & Neurology located in Flemington, NJ & Bridgewater, NJ

If you suffer a sports-related injury or regularly experience back or neck pain, on-site imaging can provide quick insights, allowing you to receive the treatment you desperately need. At MidJersey Orthopaedics, with offices in Flemington and Bridgewater, New Jersey, the team of orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine experts proudly offers on-site imaging at their flagship facility on the Hunterdon Medical Campus. To request your appointment today, call the office nearest you or click the online scheduling tool today.

On-Site Imaging Q & A

What is On-Site Imaging?

On-site imaging is a blanket term to describe diagnostic imaging procedures, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and X-ray imaging, provided at a doctor’s office. If your doctor is unable to make an adequate diagnosis through a traditional physical exam, they can use diagnostic imaging to provide additional insights. 

Instead of referring you to another medical facility, the physicians at MidJersey Orthopaedics offer a range of imaging services at their 3300-square foot flagship facility on the Hunterdon Medical Campus in Flemington. This saves you time and energy and prevents the need for scheduling multiple appointments. 

What is ACR Accreditation?

The MRI unit at MidJersey Orthopaedics has accreditation from the prestigious American College of Radiology (ACR). In order to receive this accreditation, a facility must meet all of the testing criteria and guidelines established by the ACR Committee. 

MidJersey Orthopaedics is one of the only privately owned physician groups in New Jersey with an accredited MRI unit. The team receives accreditation every three years, which demonstrates its commitment to high-quality care and self-assessment. 

Is There a Difference Between On-Site X-Ray and MRI Imaging?

MRI and X-ray are both diagnostic imaging procedures but with different uses.

  • MRI: MRI is a painless, noninvasive diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a powerful magnetic field and radio frequencies to create detailed images of the tissues throughout the body. MRIs are especially effective at detecting injuries and disorders that affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues.
  • X-Rays: X-rays are also painless and noninvasive. They use a form of high energy electromagnetic radiation to provide detailed images of the hard tissues throughout your body like your bones and joints. Your MidJersey Orthopaedics physician might recommend an X-ray if they suspect you have a broken bone or osteoporosis.

 

The X-rays and MRIs you receive at MidJersey Orthopaedics are just as good as those you’d receive at a traditional radiology office. 

Can Anyone Undergo On-Site Imaging?

On-site imaging is safe and well-tolerated, but it isn’t for everyone. Make sure to let your physician know if you have:

  • Surgical staples or aneurysm clips
  • A pacemaker
  • Metal fragments from work or military service
  • Implanted defibrillator

 

All of these medical devices will prevent you from receiving an X-ray or MRI. Even so, there are other diagnostic procedures the team can use to pinpoint the source of your underlying health problem. 

If you’re interested in learning more about on-site imaging, request an appointment at MidJersey Orthopaedics today by calling the office nearest you or clicking the online scheduling tool.