Your hurt. We can tell you why. And we can help.
The first step in addressing your pain is to identify its source. That's where musculoskeletal (MSK) radiology comes in. MSK imaging studies complement the medical history and the physical examination information obtained by your physician.
Pain or abnormal motion can be caused by many factors, from injury to degeneration, and from infection to tumors (cancerous and benign). Symptoms can originate in the place that hurts or can be 'referred,' that is, transferred from another location. Making that determination is the primary role of MSK radiologists. MSK radiologists can also determine the extent and severity of your problem, and provide the information your physician needs to guide your treatment.