Vista Radiology

Musculoskeletal

A radiologist skilled in musculoskeletal imaging must be an expert in the examination of bones, joints, and soft tissues using x-rays, computed tomography (CAT scan), arthrography, nuclear medicine (bone scan) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Common reasons for this imaging examination are, but not limited to, trauma/ accidents, pain, infection and malignancy.

For example, an MRI of the musculoskeletal system can be a key overall imaging choice for examination of the body’s major joints, since it yields clear images of soft tissue in, near and around bones. The clarity of the images allows the radiologists to see even the smallest tears in ligaments, tendons and muscles.