Orthopedic Tests & Screenings

A correct diagnosis of your hip condition is one of the most important steps in effective treatment. At Nacogdoches Medical Center, we offer a wide range of hip tests and screenings outside of your routine health exam.

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.


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.

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.


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


An x-ray machine emits electromagnetic waves (radiation) that go through the body so that a physician can see images of the internal makeup of the patient’s hip.

Let Nacogdoches Medical Center Connect You with a Doctor in Your Area

To schedule an appointment with a specialist, complete an Appointment Request Form, call our Physician Referral Service at (936) 568-3289 or search our online physician directory. You can also read more about tests and screenings in our health library.