With a friendly and caring staff and highly trained and certified technologists, our focus is on providing a respectful, prompt and excellent patient care experience. With 6 outpatient clinics serving the greater Atlanta area, we play a vital role in providing timely, accurate studies and reports to assist referring physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and diseases.
We offer several types of imaging procedures at our locations
Common types of diagnostic imaging
used in personal injury cases
All of the following diagnostic imaging techniques are offered by Elite Radiology of Georgia as they are admissible in court and can be helpful in proceedings with personal injury and workers’ compensation cases. It is important to get legal advice on the next steps to choose the best diagnostic imaging technique for your particular case.
X-ray is the traditional and standard imaging technique used to see broken bones, dislocated joints, bone fragments, and some other internal injuries that may require surgical treatment. An X-ray can also visualize any foreign material present in the body such as glass chunks penetrating the body after an accident, or a surgical tool mistakenly left in the patient post-operatively. This quick and painless imaging technique is usually available across all kinds of medical settings.
For better visualization of certain injuries, your doctor is likely to order a more advanced imaging procedure. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) can detect herniated discs, torn tendons, muscle tears, cartilage damage, organ injuries, and more detailed soft tissue damages that do not show up as well on an X-ray. Unlike X-rays, MRI imaging is radiation-free and usually takes between 20 minutes to 1 hour to complete.
SPECIALIZED SWI BRAIN IMAGING
Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) more accurately identifies injuries, including micro-hemorrhages, that are often not detected with traditional MRI imaging. Clinically indicated for identifying mild traumatic brain injury, whiplash, concussion and contusions to the brain, this exam can only be performed on High-field MRI machines.
DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING
Often performed in conjunction with SWI Imaging, Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), is a highly advanced diagnostic imaging technique used to visualize brain-related injuries and trauma. In most car accidents, a DTI scan is essential to quickly diagnose and treat any brain damage or injury of the patient. Despite its many benefits, this specialized exam is not available at many imaging facilities.
3D RENDERED IMAGING
Exclusively offered at our centers, 3D rendered imaging creates customized images specific to reported MRI findings. Billable to PIP or on LOP and with no upfront costs to the attorney or physician, 3D imaging provides a clear demonstration of injury through compelling video and still images. Often used in trial settings, this educational tool can help settle claims and expedite settlements and payments.