Norman Regional Health System


X-rays use invisible electromagnetic energy beams to produce images of internal tissues, bones, and organs on film or digital media. An X-ray can help your physician make a quick and accurate diagnosis. X-rays are used to form an individualized plan of care for each patient. Each of our locations offers state-of-the-art digital imaging technology, as well as highly trained ARRT registered technologists with extensive knowledge of orthopedic imaging.

Bone Densitometry (DEXA, DXA)

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Bone densitometry, also called dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry, DEXA or DXA, uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body (usually the lower (or lumbar) spine and hips) to measure bone loss. It is commonly used to diagnose osteoporosis, to assess an individual's risk for developing osteoporotic fractures. DEXA is simple, quick and noninvasive. It's also the most commonly used and the most standard method for diagnosing osteoporosis.  (Photo with Kasey and the DEXA)

Ultrasound Guided Injections

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of specific areas in the body. Ultrasound is also used to guide the placement of injections, which greatly improves accuracy and decreases the pain associated with injection procedures.  Ultrasound imaging is a precise way to guide injections into many joints or soft tissues in the body.  In addition, it can be used as many times as necessary. Ultrasound involves no radiation, making the test very safe for patients.