Imaging Services

Quality imaging is a powerful tool in the diagnosis of pain and orthopedic injuries. Our team at Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group (SMOG) offers a variety of imaging services.

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses, and a computer to produce detailed pictures of internal body structures including organs, soft tissues, bone, and all other internal body.

MRI images are especially useful in orthopedics for obtaining images with detailed contrast between the soft tissues of the body, such as muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and other bone or joint structures. Our range of MRI capabilities, including extremity MRI, allows us to provide a comfortable experience for patients including those with claustrophobia concerns.

Digital X-Rays

Digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging where digital x-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Our state of the art digital x-ray machine gathers and processes images quickly and efficiently.