Tests & Screenings

Getting the most accurate diagnosis is one of the first steps in proper treatment for your hip. At West Suburban Medical Center, we offer a wide-range of tests and screenings at our hospital locations or our fully equipped Imaging Centers. See below for common diagnostic tests and screenings.  

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.


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. 

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To schedule an appointment with one of our hip specialists, call (866) 938-7​256 or click below to request an appointment online.

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