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