Essential Diagnostic Tests in Workers' Comp and Auto Accident Cases

Suffering an injury in a car accident or workplace incident may necessitate a variety of diagnostic tests to assess the extent of your injuries.
Essential Diagnostic Tests in Workers' Comp and Auto Accident Cases
Published Date
May 10, 2023

Suffering an injury in a car accident or workplace incident may necessitate a variety of diagnostic tests to assess the extent of your injuries. The specific tests required depend on the nature of your injuries. They also offer comprehensive insights into your condition to your physician. These tests encompass a range of diagnostic methods, from evaluating broken bones to examining soft tissue injuries, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and even potential organ damage. We have compiled a list of some commonly utilized diagnostic tests for individuals seeking treatment following workers' compensation or auto accident cases.

  1. X-Rays:

X-rays are swift, painless examinations frequently employed to identify internal damage, especially to bones. They work by allowing X-ray beams to pass through your body, with denser materials like bones appearing white in the resulting images. Some X-ray tests utilize contrast mediums like iodine or barium for enhanced image detail and contrast.

  1. CAT / CT Scan:

Computerized Tomography (CT) or Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scans consolidate data from multiple X-rays to generate detailed images of internal body structures. These scans typically provide 2D or 3D images, and contrast dyes are occasionally used to enhance specific internal structure visibility.

  1. Ultrasound:

Diagnostic ultrasounds utilize high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body structures. They are valuable for diagnosing sources of pain, swelling, and infection in internal organs. Ultrasounds are non-invasive, safe, and do not employ ionizing radiation like X-rays or CT/CAT scans.

  1. MRI:

MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging employs a potent magnetic field and radio waves to create intricate images of internal structures. These scans yield highly detailed views, are non-invasive, and necessitate minimal preparation. However, they may be unsuitable for individuals with metal or medical devices inside their bodies. In certain cases, intravenous contrast liquid injections can enhance the scanned area's visibility.

  1. EMG:

By measuring the electrical activity produced by muscles, Electromyography (EMG) evaluates the health of muscles and nerves that control them. EMG can identify problems with nerve function or the transmission of signals between nerves and muscles. The test can be performed using two main methods— needle EMG and surface EMG. In the former, thin needles are inserted into specific muscles, which records the electrical activity. The latter involves placing electrode stickers on the skin.

  1. Vestibular Testing:

Vestibular testing evaluates hearing and balance, particularly the vestibular part of the inner ear, which governs balance. It helps determine whether issues like dizziness, vertigo, or balance problems stem from inner ear problems or other causes.

These diagnostic tests play a pivotal role not only in your injury diagnosis but also in the essential documentation required for workers' compensation and auto accident cases. If you've experienced such an injury, do not hesitate to undergo these tests, as they are vital for both your health and your legal case.

If you have suffered from workers’ comp injury or auto accident cases, then trust HEMA for top-tier treatment and safe healing. To receive the care and benefits you deserve, get in touch with HEMA right away!

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