Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Arthrography
    A type of X-ray used to examine a joint, such as the knee or hip, when standard X-rays are not adequate.

  • Arthroplasty
    A surgical procedure to restore the integrity and function of a joint through resurfacing of the bone or with an artificial joint.

  • Arthroscopy for Injuries to the Joints
    A minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedure used for injuries to a joint.

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • Bone Densitometry
    Typically done using X-rays, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA or DXA) or by quantitative CT scanning using special software to determine bone density of the hip or spine.

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • DEXA Scan
    DEXA scans use special X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone to detect osteoporosis.

  • Fluoroscopy
    Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images that is especially useful for guiding a variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures.

  • Hip Replacement Surgery
    Surgery to replace the hip may be required if you have a serious hip fracture, arthritis or your joint has degenerated due to repetitive wear and tear.

  • Joint Aspiration
    Our physicians use joint aspiration to determine if you have gout, various types of arthritis or joint infection.

  • Knee Replacement Surgery
    During knee replacement surgery, only the surface of the joint is removed; the arthritic ends of the bones are shaved off and replaced with new metal and plastic surfaces.

  • MRI
    Our specialists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of organs and tissues to help detect many conditions.

  • Nuclear Medicine Scan
    A nuclear medicine scan is a test that produces pictures of organs and areas of the body that cannot be seen well with standard X-rays.

  • Ultrasound
    An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body, including the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and liver.