Tests & Screenings

There are a wide range of hip screenings and tests available with Doctors Hospital of Manteca imaging services to determine if a hip replacement is right for you. See the information below on advanced diagnostic tests and screenings. For a comprehensive diagnosis and personalized treatment plan, schedule an appointment with one of our physicians at (800) 470-7229, or use our Find A Physician tool.

Computed tomography (CT)

CT stands for computed tomography. A physician takes a CT scan of a patient to obtain more detailed, cross-sectional digital images of the body.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

A physician performs magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate soft tissue injury and abnormalities in the hip. MRI provides greater sensitivity and specificity than conventional imaging techniques.

Myelogram

A myelogram is used to evaluate abnormalities of the spinal canal, including the spinal cord, nerve roots and other tissues.

Nuclear medicine bone scan

Using a nuclear medicine bone scan, physicians can see the effects of injury, disease or infection on the hipbones. A nuclear medicine bone scan also shows whether there has been any improvement or deterioration in a bone abnormality after treatment.

Ultrasound

Surgeons use ultrasound images of the hip to provide clearer pictures of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, bones and soft tissues surrounding the hip.

X-rays

An X-ray machine uses radiation so a physician can see the internal makeup of the patient’s hip.

Let Doctors Medical Hospital of Manteca connect you with a physician in your area

Call (800) 470-7229 or use our Find A Physician tool to find an orthopedic specialist who can answer your questions. You can also read more about diseases and conditions in our Health Library​.