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Orthopedic Imaging Services in Illinois

Providing Patient-Centered Care

To help make the right diagnosis, doctors often need an MRI and/or X-ray to get an internal view of your bones, joints and surrounding tissue. Imaging Services offers the latest MRI and X-ray technology in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere with a team of board-certified professionals.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

An MRI scan is a non-invasive, painless diagnostic imaging test that uses high-powered magnetic fields, low frequency radio waves to create an internal image of the body. Once the image has been interpreted by a radiologist, a report is sent to your physician. No preparation is required before an MRI scan, and it takes approximately 25-50 minutes to complete.

Does music help you relax? You will be given the opportunity to listen to music during your scan. We will provide you with headphones and a selection of music to choose from. Patients are also encouraged to ask questions … we want you to feel comfortable throughout the scanning process.

MRI technology does not use harmful ionizing radiation, but it is unsafe to enter the MRI suite with certain metallic, electronic, magnetic, or mechanical implants, devices or objects. Please let our staff know if any of the following applies to you, so we can take the necessary precautions:

  • Cardiac pacemaker or implantable defibrillator
  • Brain aneurysm clip(s)
  • Heart implants and heart stents
  • Electronic implants or devices (such as a drug pump or neurostimulator)
  • Magnetic implants or devices
  • Cochlear (inner ear) implants
  • Bullets, shrapnel, or other type of metal fragments
  • Prior accident involving metal -- especially in the eyes
  • Pregnant

Highfield or Open MRI

Depending on your needs, your physician may order a highfield or open MRI. A highfield MRI produces higher quality images, and can show even the smallest of fractures. An open MRI is less confining, but still effective for specific injuries and conditions. Fox Valley Orthopedics offers open MRI at our Elgin-Royal and Barrington locations, and highfield MRI in Geneva.

After you complete your MRI, your Imaging Services technologist will send your images to a Radiologist for review. You can then set up a follow-up appointment with your physician to go over the results.

X-Ray

An X-ray is a non-invasive imaging test that will help your doctor view the inside of your body to make a diagnosis. X-rays are ordered and read at the time of your appointment by your physician to:

  • Examine an area where you are experiencing pain or discomfort
  • Monitor the progression of healing

DEXA Bone Density Testing

A DEXA scan is a non-invasive imaging test that measures bone strength through a dual-energy x-ray absorptiomentry (DXA or DEXA) scan. The results of the scan can be helpful in diagnosing if you are at-risk for osteoporosis or bone loss and fractures.

What to Expect On The Day of your Scan

  • Refrain from taking any calcium
  • Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
  • Metal is not allowed in the scanner, please leave jewelry at home.
  • Women should consider a sports bra or a bra without metal.
  • The scan takes 7 to 15 minutes.
  • You will be comfortably laid down on a well-padded table. You will need to stay still without movement for the entire scan. You can breathe normally. The scanner passes above you slowly with a low dose x-ray.
  • Exposure to radiation is limited; it is even lower than a cross-country flight.

Imaging Services are available day or evening by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment for our Geneva - North or Geneva - South location, call 630-938-4004.

For the Elgin-Royal and Barrington locations, call 847-931-2210.

For a DEXA appointment, call 630-584-1400.


DEXA/DXA Body Composition Analysis

A Valuable Tool for Assessing Weight & Overall Health

Body composition analysis is an accurate tool for assessing weight loss, nutrition, exercise, rehabilitation and overall health. Body fat percentage is superior to the currently accepted body mass index (BMI), as a measure of healthy weight, and is used in:

Weight Loss Tracking: Forget the scale, forget pinch tests. These methods give a small, often inaccurate, glimpse into your health and progress. A scan is a far superior way of tracking your weight loss progress, showing exactly what percent of your body is bone, muscle and fat. Gain insight on where the muscle in your body lies so you can correct imbalances and shift workouts to focus on areas that need improvement. These scans are an excellent resource for athletes, those simply trying to get in better shape, and anyone interested in learning more about their body’s balance.

Post-Surgical Progress: A broken bone that needs to be casted for a length of time can weaken the muscle, and surgeries such as a knee or shoulder replacement can make your body’s muscle mass uneven. Measure your physical therapy and post-surgical progress with a scan. This test reveals whether your muscle re-growth is on track or if your muscle mass is symmetrical across your body.

Health Monitoring: Even if you are in excellent shape you may have a genetic predisposition to a higher level of fats surrounding your organs. This could be a pre-indicator for Type 2 Diabetes. This simple scan is a comprehensive way to learn if you are at risk, empowering you to work with your doctor on strategies to lower your risk.

What Information Will the Body Composition Analysis Provide?

  • Body composition percentage
  • Lean mass
  • Fat mass
  • Distribution of mass
  • Bone density
  • Muscle balance
  • Visceral fat

Why Should I Get a Body Composition Analysis?

  • Measure the effectiveness of your diet
  • Learn if your current workout/training is effective
  • Discover your level of fitness
  • Determine a starting point on your fitness journey, then get additional tests to evaluate and track your progress
  • Learn if supplements are helping
  • Measure if your muscles are balanced in your body
  • Learn if you are at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease
  • Help identify differences in muscle mass after surgery

What to Expect

  • On the day of your scan, please refrain from taking any calcium
  • Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time
  • Metal is not allowed in the scanner, please plan accordingly by leaving jewelry at home. Women, please consider a sports bra or a bra without metal.
  • The scan takes 7 to 15 minutes.
  • You will be comfortably laid down on a well-padded table. You will need to stay still without movement for the entire scan. You can breathe normally. The scanner passes above you slowly with a low dose x-ray.
  • Exposure to radiation is limited; it is even lower than a cross-country flight.

Who Can Be Scanned?

  • 18 years and older
  • Max weight: 350lbs
  • Pregnant women cannot be scanned
  • No doctor’s order or prescription needed

BUY 1 SCAN FOR $100 OR 2 FOR $150
The 2 for $150 deal is only valid for one user and cannot be shared between multiple users.
Having one scan will give you a snapshot of the composition of your body and your overall health. Multiple scans give you true insight into how you are progressing over time. Measure your goals with a second scan! Buy two at the same time for only $150! You will be given your results following your scan, and provided with a key to help you understand them

Offered only at our Geneva-South location
Scans must be used within 365 days of purchase
We reserve the right to decline over frequent scans

All Fox Valley Orthopedics MRIs (Barrington, Elgin-Royal & Geneva) are accredited by the American College of Radiology. All MRI and X-ray technologists are board certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and licensed by the state of Illinois.

Imaging Services are available day or evening by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment for our Geneva - North or Geneva - South location, call 630-938-4004.

For the Elgin-Royal and Barrington locations, call 847-931-2210.

For a DEXA appointment, call 630-584-1400.

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