pedCAT, EPAT, Ultrasound & X-Ray Imaging – Monroeville, PA
is a modern weight-bearing scan designed to make care better than ever. Rather than the "traditional" scan taken while a person is on their back or sitting, pedCAT works while a person is standing upright. This allows physicians to see foot and ankle issues in a more “natural” posture, and to assess the alignment and overall health of the lower extremities. This allows for a more accurate diagnosis and better care.
EPAT(Extra-corporeal pulsed-activated therapy), also known as Shockwave Therapy, is an FDA approved, highly effective, non-surgical treatment for acute and chronic heel pain. EPAT sound wave is considered a safe, viable, and for any tendinopathy including Achilles, Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow, plantar fasciitis, jumper’s knee/patellar tendinitis, rotator cuff, hamstrings, and bicep/tricep. Furthermore it can be used for chronic pain of trigger points and scars. Achilles tendinopathy is a common overuse injury that, in the worst case, can cause a rupture of the Achilles tendon. Using EPAT treatments can ultimately facilitate healing and accelerate a patient’s recovery.
The cost for 3 visit (up to 15000 pulse) treatment series is $375*
All treatments require an initial evaluation with history and physical exam by Dr. Prisk**
*Insurance does not cover this therapy.
**Call 412-525-7692 to schedule and check insurance coverage for the evaluation.
Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Unlike x-rays, ultrasounds can assess the condition of organs and soft tissues. In cases where evaluating a patient's bones is not enough, ultrasounds can help doctors evaluate muscles, tendons, and more. As with other imaging technology, the information gathered from ultrasounds allows doctors to create better treatment programs.
X-ray imaging creates pictures of the inside of your body. The most familiar use of x-rays is checking for broken bones, although they can also reveal signs of arthritis, osteoporosis, and other medical issues. X-rays help doctors see what is happening within the body, and allow doctors to treat these bodily issues accordingly.