Diagnosing Your Pain - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Diagnosing Your Pain

Advanced Imaging Technology

Crozer-Keystone Health System offers the most advanced diagnostic and pathologic equipment and techniques to diagnose orthopedic problems from head to toe.

We provide you and your orthopedic care team with immediate access to images and reports for accurate diagnoses and effective treatment.

Just a few of the high-tech tools we use to detect and diagnose orthopedic-related conditions include:

Computed Tomography (CT)

Computed tomography, also known as CT or CAT, directs multiple narrow beams of X-rays (radiation) around a specific body site that creates a multidimensional view of a patient’s body.

Crozer-Keystone also offers advanced 64-slice CT scanners and SPECT/CT technology at select locations.

Bone Density Scans

One out of every two women and one out of every four men will break a bone due to osteoporosis during their lifetime. A bone density, or DEXA, scan is the best way to evaluate your bone mineral density and estimate your chance of having a fracture.

Diagnostic X-Ray

This general diagnostic X-ray uses radiation to produce pictures of the body’s bones.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a radiation-free, usually noninvasive way to produce high-quality pictures inside the body from multiple planes. MRI picks up the body’s radiofrequency signals and converts them into three-dimensional images.


Ultrasound is a medical imaging technique that uses sound waves and their echoes. An advantage of ultrasound is that it visualizes internal structures without using radiation, and it can guide procedures such as biopsies.