With conventional X-ray diagnostics, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear medicine, the imaging diagnostics department at SPORTOPAEDIE Heidelberg offers the most important scan procedures for detecting orthopedic and sports medicine diseases. In addition, other body regions and organs can also be examined with these.
The conventional x-ray diagnostics is still the most popular method. It does not create slice images but projections in which the screened structures overlap.
We carry out a computer-aided comparison with a large normal control group (Tanner-Whitehouse method; TW3) using an X-ray of the left hand to determine the age of a skeleton and the expected final body length.