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Technology

Texas Health Resources' hospitals have some of the most advanced technology available for diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating orthopedic injuries, conditions and diseases. This advanced technology includes:

Advanced robotic technology – Cutting edge robotic technology is allowing physicians to more precisely map orthopedic surgeries in advance, use a minimally invasive approach and more accurately perform surgeries. Robotic technology is being used at many Texas Health hospitals for a number of orthopedic procedures.

128-slice and 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanners – Many Texas Health hospitals have some of the world's fastest CT scanners for diagnosing orthopedic problems. Computed tomography (CT) is a noninvasive screening tool that provides clear and detailed images of the body's internal structures. During a CT scan, the equipment moves around the patient, who lies stationary on a table throughout the procedure. Thousands of X-ray measurements are acquired and processed by a computer that displays the corresponding images on a computer screen. These two- or three-dimensional, cross-sectional images are often referred to as "slices." Physicians on the medical staff can shade, rotate, correlate and measure the anatomy in the images.

Computer assisted orthopedic surgery – Computer assisted orthopedic surgery is available at a number of Texas Health hospitals. In this type of surgery, a computer system creates a 3-D rendering of the patient’s anatomy during the surgery. Traditionally, these images have only been available either prior to the surgery or after the surgery has been completed. Access to real-time images can result in greater accuracy and more informed decisions.

3-D motion analysis system –This system studies an athlete's movement in order to identify areas of weakness that may contribute to musculoskeletal dysfunction and decreased performance. The motion analysis system provides services to individuals with orthopedic and sports medicine conditions with an emphasis on the analysis of movement in overhead (baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis) athletes and movement dysfunction in the lower extremity.

Advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems – Advanced MRI systems at Texas Health hospitals provide high resolution, high quality images with advanced clinical applications for all areas of the body.

Electronic health record – Texas Health was a pioneer in North Texas as one of the first hospital systems to implement a massive electronic health record in its hospitals. The electronic health record provides a secure, computerized medical record that serves as a database for all of your medical information, tests, surgical results, medications, lab results.

Call 1-877-THR-Well for more information on technology available at Texas Health hospitals.

*Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.