Diagnostic Imaging

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates -  - Orthopaedic Surgery

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Reading, PA

To provide you with the accurate, timely diagnostic results you need, the staff at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates in Reading, Pennsylvania, offers several on-site diagnostic testing technologies. Whether you need an X-ray or specialized orthopaedic ultrasonography, the highly trained medical team can deliver. Learn more about diagnostic tests available in the office by scheduling your consultation online or by phone today.

Diagnostic Imaging Q & A

What Diagnostic Testing Services are Available?

The team at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates offers state-of-the-art diagnostic services to ensure you receive exactly the treatment you need to heal properly.

Available on-site diagnostic testing technologies include:

  • X-rays
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Orthopaedic ultrasonography


These testing options are available to diagnose an injury or an underlying medical condition. The staff can also use certain imaging tests to rule out other issues that may be causing your symptoms.

Why Do I Need an X-Ray or MRI?

You may be scheduled for an X-ray or MRI to assess an injury. Each technology uses radio waves to provide a detailed image of your internal structures, including your bones, to identify breaks, fractures, and joint deterioration.

MRI testing can also highlight injuries of the soft tissues, such as muscle and tendon tears.

In some cases, follow-up imaging tests are helpful in monitoring your healing and the effectiveness of your treatment.

How Does Orthopaedic Ultrasonography Work?

Orthopaedic ultrasonography is a technology that your Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates provider may use during surgical and nonsurgical procedures for better accuracy.

This type of technology is most useful during corticosteroid or other injections to ensure your provider accesses the right treatment area.

How Do I Prepare for Diagnostic Testing?

Thanks to the convenience of on-site testing, you can receive your needed imaging tests during your appointment at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates without having to travel to another facility.

For diagnostic testing, like X-rays and MRIs, you don’t need to do anything special to prepare. It’s best if you leave jewelry at home and wear comfortable clothing to your appointment. The technicians help get you into the right position for your test and you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during testing.

As ultrasonography is used during an invasive or surgical procedure, your provider gives you any special instructions to get you ready prior to your treatment.

If you recently had diagnostic imaging tests done at another facility, be sure to mention it to our staff or bring the results of your testing with you to your appointment. This information can be important to your initial diagnosis and the development of your custom treatment plan.

If you need diagnostic testing for unexplained pain or another condition, schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn more about services available at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates.

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