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.
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 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.