MRI is the standard of care when it come to identifying disc herniations and complete ligament ruptures (Grade 3) such as the ACL. So when looking for disc injuries keep in mind that statistically speaking, the vast majority of herniations occur the lumbar spine.
When looking for complete ligament rupture the knee shoulder, ankle, elbow and wrist a prime areas. However, partial ligament tears (Grade 2) also known as ligament sub-failures are not identified through the visual inspection the MRI has to offer. These types of injuries require motion in order to be identified.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one form of imaging used by physicians to look inside the human body to obtain clinically useful diagnostic information. Images are formed when signals emitted by body tissue are processed and turned into visual clinical images.more
Digital motion X-ray (DMX) is an X-ray video: many hundreds or even thousands of X-ray images strung together. This technology seems amazing, and maybe it offers some diagnostic hope to people with serious, mysterious chronic pain, especially in the neck and back.more