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Care Diagnostics

At Reliance Hospitals, our Orthopaedic doctors perform a wide array of diagnostic tests to identify the nature of the musculoskeletal condition and plan the perfect course of treatment.

Bone Density Test

The sole reason behind this test is to diagnose osteoporosis - a disorder characterised by decreased bone density. During this test, our technicians make use of a machine which measures the density of your bones in the hip, spine or any other part of the body. The results are expressed using T-scores which show whether your bone density is normal or below normal by comparing it with average peak bone density of a healthy, young adult.

Bone Scan

A bone scan is an imaging test which involves the usage of a very small amount of radioactive drug called dye to diagnose any changes or abnormalities in the bones and to determine whether breast or prostate cancer has travelled to the bones.

The procedure begins by injecting the radioactive substance into the bloodstream and then allowing it to travel throughout the body for a few hours. This radioactive substance gets collected within the bone tissue at spots of abnormalities called “hot spots”. The darker the "hot spots" in your scan are, the higher the risk of having a bone disorder. Bone scan results also have the capability to reveal details about various other conditions like

  • Arthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Fractures
  • Bone cancers
  • Paget’s disease of the bone

Other Diagnosis

To diagnose arthritis, your doctor will consider your symptoms, perform a physical exam to check for swollen joints or loss of motion, and use blood tests and X-rays to confirm the diagnosis. X-rays and blood tests also help distinguish the type of arthritis you have