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Scans can be performed with clothes on for a partial scan, or a full spine scan with a gown for our Central Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, and Glendale, AZ patients. An example of a full-spine scan with comparison to a normal reading on the left.
The purpose of performing testing at your initial evaluation is to assess the state of physiologic function of your spine that cannot be seen on x-ray. The Myovision 3G uses Surface Electromyography (a SEMG Scan) which assesses the electrical current in the muscles. Your muscles are controlled by nerves. The SEMG measures how well the motor nerves are working by reading the amount of current in the muscles. Spinal Subluxations disturb nerve flow and cause an abnormal amount of electrical current to flow to your muscles. Additionally, altered spinal position or brain function creates muscle imbalance. This reveals an increased amount of tension/pull on one side compared to the other (similar to a tug of war.) Pre and Post Scans are taken to help measure the progress of the Network Chiropractic Care in your spine, and you spine’s ability to adapt to life’s stresses.
Radiography, commonly known as X-ray, was discovered more than a century ago. It is the most frequently used method of medical imaging. We at Soloman Chiropractic make use of the newest and safest equipment to provide our patients from Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, and Glendale, AZ with the highest standard of Chiropractic care possible.
X-rays are a type of invisible electro-magnetic radiation and create no sensation when they pass through the body. Modern X-ray techniques use only a fraction of the X-ray dose that was required in the early days of radiology.
When passed through human tissue, some of the X-rays are absorbed by the body. Once their energy is absorbed, no residual radiation remains—your body does not become “radioactive” from having an X-ray exam. The amount of X-ray energy absorbed depends on the density of the tissue; because bones are hard, they absorb more X-rays, leaving fewer to strike and expose the film underneath. Thus, bones appear white on an X-ray image. Air, such as in the lungs or bowel, is not dense at all. Consequently, most of the X-ray energy passes through air-filled areas, exposing the film and making it appear black. The organs and muscles and other tissues appear as varying shades of gray.
Because many of the internal structures are similar in density, discerning different shades can be difficult. When your doctor needs information about an internal organ, a contrast medium, or “dye,” may be used for your exam. Contrast medium is dense and therefore makes any structure into which it flows appear white or lighter on the image.