Oklahoma Arthritis Center provides high-quality diagnostic imaging to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of complex medical conditions. With our on-site imaging technology, and our years of experience, our radiology team is equipped to meet the imaging needs of each patient.
When diagnostic imaging is needed to identify or to clarify a disease or ailment, we ensure our patients are treated using advanced technology by the most qualified technicians and providers. We are certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR), which evaluates diagnostic services based upon staff qualifications, quality control, magnetic resonance safety policy, and image quality. In addition to being ACR certified, we are accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) which provides ongoing evaluations to ensure we maintain the best practices in the industry.
We perform several types of imaging services including bone densitometry (DEXA), MRI, x-ray, and ultrasound.
- Bone densitometry, or DEXA, uses a small dose of ionizing radiation to create pictures inside the body. These images assist our providers in diagnosing and treating osteoporosis and other diseases. This type of imaging is typically performed every two years.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce 3D images of patients’ brains, bones, and internal organs. This painless procedure may take 15 minutes to 1 hour to complete.
- X-ray uses electromagnetic waves that pass through the body and get absorbed by different parts of the body. The contrast between the x-rays that get absorbed and the x-rays that pass through the body creates images of bone structures and tissues that are instrumental in assisting providers in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions.
- Ultrasound uses sound waves at a frequency above the threshold of human hearing to create images within the body. This process allows practitioners to create detailed pictures or view body functions in real-time.
Clear images are vital for diagnosing and treating complex diseases. These services assist our Rheumatologists and Neurologists in accurately identifying and treating autoimmune and neurological disorders.
Should you have any questions regarding your radiology results, please call 405-844-4978 and ask to speak with a clinic nurse.
Thank you for choosing Oklahoma Arthritis Center for your radiology services. We look forward to serving you!