Many musculoskeletal conditions require diagnostic testing as a primary step to ensure correct diagnosis.
Many musculoskeletal conditions require diagnostic testing as a primary step to ensure correct diagnosis. At Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance, you can expect high-quality in-clinic imaging catered to your specific needs. We offer a variety of advanced diagnostic tests, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digital X-rays, electromyography, and nerve conduction studies.
Since we focus on comprehensive treatments, Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance takes pride in providing the best possible diagnostic imaging in Kansas City and the surrounding areas.
Our imaging specialists are highly experienced, caring, and efficient.
Along with our physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and support staff, Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance physicians deliver the utmost level of dedicated care across a range of subspecialties.
While diverse in background and capabilities, the common thread that brings all of our team members together is our patient-centered approach. We’ve worked hard to build Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance with all the benefits of a large orthopedic collective, while maintaining the community impact and familiarity of an intimate, private-practice model.
As a practice with clinics spanning both sides of the state line, finding high-quality in-clinic imaging is easier than ever.
For Any Condition. For Every Body.
How It Works
The process begins with an initial appointment, and the length varies based on your condition.
More complex issues will require more time with your physician, especially if you have multiple musculoskeletal conditions.
Our patient-centric approach means we conduct individualized tests and studies based on your physical examination. Tests may include:
- Digital X-Ray
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- And Other Medical Technologies
Once we have the results of your examinations, we outline treatment options for your individual needs.
Throughout the treatment and recovery process, we focus on creating outcomes that maximize your functionality so you can return to your regular activities.
Our physicians will align their management recommendations with your goals.
Therefore, two people with the same diagnosis may undergo two different management plans.
How It Works
In-Clinic Imaging Capabilities
Also called radiographs, an X-ray captures a picture of the bone. Orthopedic physicians may order an X-ray to rule out the possibility of a fracture (broken bone), osteoarthritis, or other bone-related conditions. For X-rays, our radiology technicians will take the views your physician ordered as part of your office exam.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI captures images of muscles, bones, and tendons to help provide information other tests can’t detail. During an MRI, you will lie on a table that slides into a tube-shaped scanner. The machine creates a magnetic field around you, using pulsed radio waves to form the MRI images. If you require an MRI, Kansas City Orthopedic Institute, one of our orthopedic specialty hospitals, also offers extended hours for scheduling your diagnostic test.
Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies
Our board-certified physicians utilize electromyography and nerve conduction studies to help determine whether nerves and muscles respond properly to stimuli. The EMG measures the electrical activity of your muscles at rest and in motion. Nerve conduction studies determine how fast and effectively your nerves and muscles receive electrical signals. We will schedule patients needing an EMG or a nerve conduction study for a separate appointment.
Ultrasound helps diagnose some soft tissue and bony conditions through high-resolution imaging. In addition, your physician may perform dynamic scans—such as moving the shoulder during imaging—to ensure they understand the behavior of the muscles and joints.
Benefits of Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance
Multiple Locations Throughout the KC Metro
When you visit one of our Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance clinics for diagnostic imaging in Kansas City, you gain access to an extensive network of physicians and technicians who provide in-house testing at a convenient location.
Diagnosis and Treatment Plans in One Place
With in-clinic imaging, many patients gain detailed imaging and their treatment plan without visiting other facilities.
Value-Based Care Suitable for Your Budget
We are a private-practice model, offering the highest quality services and treatments without the fees or expenses of most hospital systems.
The Cost of Care
Each patient at Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance brings their own unique circumstances to our practices.
We want you to feel educated and empowered to make the best healthcare decision possible for you or your loved one, which includes understanding the financial realities of each treatment option.
Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance and its partnership with Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute allows us to provide cost savings and convenience in one physical location. By partnering and providing services like imaging, bracing, and therapies, Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance patients see the financial advantages of our practice when compared to larger hospitals or healthcare systems. We will work with you throughout the process to ensure we create a payment system that fits your budget and financial realities.
Discover the best orthopedic diagnostic imaging services.
Our care is personal. Our team is knowledgeable. And we’re more available than ever. With access to board-certified specialists across Kansas City, we have the tools to meet almost every musculoskeletal condition.
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