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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • Nuclear Medicine Scan
    Nuclear scans show how the heart and many other organs are functioning, and whether there may be tumors or other abnormalities located in various parts of the body.

  • Ultrasound
    Ultrasounds vary by condition, but consist of high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body.