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Ultrasound diagnostics

Ultrasound diagnostics

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound uses sound waves that give information about the structure of tendons, ligaments, bones and joints.

This diagnostic modality has several great advantages:

-The exam is done in the office

-There is no radiation , unlike X-ray or CT scans

-Ultrasound is a relatively inexpensive tool, estimated to be only a small fraction of the cost of MRI

-Ultrasound can be used for needle guidance to ensure the precise location of an injection and achieve the best results

-It allows for dynamic examination of the muscle or tendon, so that physicians may examine the area of interest while it is in motion