More than 70 percent of people experience back pain at some time in their lives. Diagnostic tests can help determine where your pain originates. At Novant Health, we offer a wide range of diagnostic technology, and we are also the region’s first to offer a 3-D fluoroscopy room designed just for orthopedic patients at Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital.
In addition to being skilled technicians, our technologists are trained in how to limit painful movement to increase your comfort during testing. And because our radiologists are located on-site, your test results are available faster, so we can begin treatment sooner.
Myelograms are preferable for those whose pain increases when they lie down (such as for a MRI test). Using an injected dye to highlight spinal nerves, myelograms use X-rays to see conditions that might otherwise not be visible on MRI or CT scans. Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital is one of the few facilities on the east coast that can produce 3-D myelographic images.
The 3-D fluoroscopy room at Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital is the first in our region and offers advanced technology for diagnosing orthopedic patients. The room, designed specifically for this technology, is used primarily to produce 3-D images of weight-bearing joints. Whether you have lower back pain, scoliosis, arthritis or neck pain, this precise 3-D technology gives us unique insight in determining your best treatment options.