At Conway Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic, we conveniently provide a variety of services within our office so you don’t have to go all over town to get the orthopaedic care you need.
From X-rays to physical therapy and specialized injections, Conway Orthopaedic offers the finest in comprehensive orthopaedic care in Central Arkansas. Call our office at (501) 329-1510 to make an appointment or use our online appointment request form.
Our state-of-the-art facility includes:
For the best image quality, we use the latest high-tech digital X-ray equipment. Digital X-rays are superior to traditional film X-rays because they provide larger, clearer, color-enhanced images that result in a more accurate diagnosis.
In addition, the size and shape of the X-ray system allows for faster and easier positioning that can lead to less stress for injured or ill patients. You are also exposed to much less radiation than traditional X-rays by avoiding multiple "re-takes."
Our state-of-the-art Siemens Magnetom Symphony 1.5 Tesla short-bore magnet is dedicated to imaging of the brain, spine, and musculoskeletal system.
What to Expect
Due to the strong magnets used in MRI machines, metal objects are not permitted in the MRI suite. You will be screened for metal objects, including wearable accessories and medical devices. You may be given a gown to wear. The technologist will position you on the table, which then slides into a large upright circle. Once the MRI machine is running, you will hear clicking and knocking noises, which are completely normal.
An MRI exam consists of several sequences of images, during which you must remain as still as possible in order to avoid blurry images. Depending on the part of the body being imaged, the entire exam usually takes 20-60 minutes.
You may receive contrast material as part of your exam. Again, this depends on the reason for your exam or the body part being imaged. The contrast material used is called gadolinium, which is given through an IV in your arm. It helps radiologists to more clearly visualize certain structures.
The results of your MRI exam are communicated to your referring provider 1-2 business days after your exam.