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On-Site Imaging Specialists

The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre -  - Orthopedic Surgery

The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in The Woodlands, TX

When you experience an injury or pain, an accurate diagnosis is essential to restoring your health and physical performance. The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre in The Woodlands, Texas, offers a number of on-site imaging tests to identify a wide range of conditions. The experienced orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons specialize in comprehensive, patient-centered care, and imaging tests are vital to a proper diagnosis. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book an appointment online today.

On-Site Imaging Q & A

What is an X-Ray?

An X-ray is a common imaging test that allows your doctor to take a look at your internal structures. At The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre, X-rays are typically the first-line of investigation your doctor uses to identify problems like bone fractures, arthritis, sprains, and shin splints. 

X-rays briefly emit a small beam of electromagnetic radiation that produces 2D images of dense structures like your bones and organs. The X-ray sensor picks up these images and feeds them into a computer for your doctor to analyze. 

X-rays are a quick, safe, and noninvasive way to diagnose a wide range of orthopedic conditions and monitor your treatment progress. 

What is a CT Scan?

A computerized tomography (CT) scan is another simple imaging test that combines imaging technology with innovative computer software to produce cross-sectional images of your bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues. 

A CT scan works by taking multiple X-ray images from different angles. These images are then combined using computer software that allows your doctor to see the size, shape, and position of your bone, organs, and soft tissue. 

What is an MRI?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging test that produces high-resolution images of your bones and soft tissue. Your doctor can use an MRI to identify a number of conditions like:

  • Torn ligaments
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Herniated disks
  • ACL tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Bicep tears
  • Disc degeneration
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Torn quadriceps or patellar tendon
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries


An MRI is very effective at pinpointing many orthopedic problems.

During the test, you lie inside the tube-shaped MRI scanner as it creates a magnetic field around your body. The scanner then emits radio waves that cause your bone and tissue to give off vibrations. 

A nearby computer records these vibrations and translates them into detailed 2D images. An MRI gives your doctor a more in-depth view of your internal structures and can help diagnose complex conditions like knee instability or chronic pain. 

How Do I Know What On-Site Imaging I Require?

The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre specializes in personalized, patient-centered orthopedic care. 

During your appointment, your doctor performs a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause of your orthopedic condition. You and your doctor discuss your symptoms and medical history to determine which imaging test is right for you. 

They offer safe and convenient in-office diagnostics that allow you to receive your diagnosis and begin treatment as soon as possible. The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre also partners with the nearby Spring Imaging and provides referrals for same- or next-day imaging tests in most cases.

Imaging tests at The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre are quick, painless, and noninvasive. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book an appointment online today.