Why we promote “Motion X-ray” and other visually-oriented diagnostic procedures – legal perspective

Few will dispute that over the past several decades, insurance payers have increasingly questioned claims that patients have suffered internal injuries, including “soft-tissue” injuries.

Their stance has been simple – PROVE IT to us.  PROVE that the patient has actually suffered, e.g., whiplash injuries.

Finally, the health care industry has responded with a solution – a solution to one of the most common types of injuries arising from whiplash incidents – ligament “stretches” and “tears.”  

Ligament “stretches” and “tears,” as slight as they may seem now, can result in recurring pain, over and over again, for the rest of the patient’s life, requiring periodic care from those who specialize in this condition.

In reality, the health care industry has produced two main technologies for helping you “see” these types of injuries:  ●  Motion X-Ray, ● “Computerized X-ray Measurements, and Quad Video HALO™; “Computerized X-Ray Measurements” is more formally known as “Computer-Assisted Radiographic Mensuration Analysis” or “CRMA.”

To understand how Motion X-Ray and CRMA work hand-in-hand, consider the example of professional sports.

Motion X-Ray is like “Instant Replay” in American football.

CRMA, on the other hand, is like the measurement mechanisms used in football – yard lines, hash marks, first-down chains, and more recently, the computer-generated lines which get “painted” on the field during televised programming.

One allows you to view a play over and over again, and from different angles.  The other allows you to “measure” the play.

Can you imagine the game of football without Instant Replay and First-Down Chains?

Like Instant Replay, Motion X-Ray enables us to assess a type of play – in this case, “abnormal joint play” in the joints and spine arising from “stretched” or “torn” ligaments.  With Motion X-ray, you can even see the abnormal play from multiple angles.  I.e., if you don’t see the play from one angle, you might from another!

Personal injury attorneys are strongly encouraged to become more familiar with Motion X-Ray and CRMA.

If you are committed to quality injury representation, and at the same time, knowledgeable in the law of secured interests, we invite you to contact a Knowledgeable Injury Provider today.

It could fundamentally change the patient’s life.