Imaging: X-ray, MRI, and Ultrasound

We have onsite x-ray machines at each of our locations.

Each of our five locations have x-ray capability, allowing our staff to capture any necessary images that your provider may need. X-ray images are often used to assist with diagnosing injuries  and conditions as well as tracking progress throughout your care. This is available to patients with scheduled appointments and for those being seen in our OrthoAccess Orthopaedic Walk-in Clinic.

We have access to specialized orthopedic imaging.

Rayus Radiology is on-site in our Portland facility providing MRI services, using the latest in scanner technology to ensure accurate results and patient comfort and safety. We are proud to note that these two MRI scanners have achieved the American College of Radiology (ACR) Gold Seal of Accreditation. We have a partnership with Rayus Radiology, who will handle all of your MRI needs, from scheduling to billing. The MRIs are read by Spectrum Healthcare Partners’ board-certified radiologists and the results are provided to our orthopedic physicians.

The only extremity scanner north of Boston.

The specialty extremity scanner* is the only one of its kind north of Boston. It allows you to remain comfortably seated in a reclining chair with only your affected arm or leg placed inside the scanner. This provides excellent imaging of hands, fingers, wrists, elbows and feet- virtually eliminating any claustrophobic fears.

Anxiety-reducing wide bore scanner.

The extra-wide body scanner** is spacious and roomy, which can greatly reduce any anxiety. It’s as large as a typical “open” MRI scanner, well lit and open at both ends. The extra space and light make it more comfortable so it can be easier to relax. Scanning is fast, with exam times of just 30-45 minutes. And, in many cases, a patient may go into the scanner feet first- meaning the head will remain near the opening, and sometimes completely outside the scanner.

Our physicians also perform musculoskeletal ultrasounds.

Spectrum’s orthopedic experts use musculoskeletal ultrasound in both the diagnostic and treatment process. Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and joints throughout the body.

*GE Optima MR430s, 1.5T
**GE Optima MR450w with GEM Suite, 1.5T with a 70 cm opening.

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