Radiology and Imaging Services

A number of services are available at the Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center for your convenience, including: 

Radiology Services (Diagnostic Imaging)

The Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center offers imaging services for your convenience. On-site X-ray equipment helps our physicians to immediately diagnose and plan treatment, and it eliminates the need to schedule an appointment at an outside facility.

Our radiologic technologists are ARRT- and State of Ohio-licensed.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

An MRI is a non-invasive way to obtain information of internal structures such as tendons and muscles, as well as hard tissue structures such as bone. Images are obtained with the use of a safe magnetic field, radio waves and a computer. No radiation is involved.

American College of Radiology accreditation3975 Embassy Parkway, Akron, Ohio 44333

  • ACR (American College of Radiology) accreditation
  • Specializes in musculoskeletal imaging
  • High Field, short bore (less claustrophobic) scanner
  • Compassionate, comfortable care in a pleasant setting

To schedule an appointment, call (330) 668-4040 or toll-free (800) 662-4043.

Extremity MRI at Kent, 2007 State Route 59, Kent, Ohio 44240

  • ICAMRL (Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Magnetic Resonance Laboratories) accreditation
  • Specializing in musculoskeletal imaging of the upper and lower extremities
  • Open design for maximum patient comfort

To schedule an appointment, call (330) 673-6299.

St. Thomas Hospital, 444 N. Main Street, Akron, Ohio 44310

  • MRI services are available to support the orthopedic practice of St. Thomas Hospital inpatients and outpatients
  • High Field, short bore (less claustrophobic) scanner

To schedule an appointment, call (330) 379-8620.

An MRI can generally be scheduled within 24 to 48 hours.

Bone densitometry (DXA)

Physicians use bone densitometry to help identify bone weakening before it breaks, identify your risk of a fracture (broken bone) and identify osteoporosis if you have had a previous broken bone (fracture). It is a painless, non-invasive procedure that usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes.

Testing can be scheduled within 24 hours.

DXA uses a minimal amount of radiation to produce images of the spine and hip area. Medicare reimburses for a DXA scan every two years and recommends the test for all women age 65 and older and men age 70 and older. Physicians also recommend a DXA scan for individuals, including menopausal women, who present with fractures, estrogen-deficient women at clinical risk for osteoporosis, and individuals with vertebral abnormalities. Also, individuals with a history of eating disorders/gastric surgery or with a history of multiple fractures are recommended for a DXA scan.

Please call (330) 668-4040 or toll-free (800) 662-4043 to schedule a DXA scan in Montrose.