Joint and Soft Tissue Ultrasound Imaging
The Advantages of Using Ultrasound
X-Rays, CT Scans and MRI’s have been for the longest time the tests used to identify problems of the musculoskeletal system. Recent advances in sonar and ultrasound technologies have created a more functional and practical approach to evaluate joints, muscles, ligaments, and even nerves. This technology is called musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Clinical evidence and research support using ultrasound as the first diagnostic test for numerous musculoskeletal conditions. Diagnostic ultrasound offers a number of important advantages compared to X-Ray, CT, and MRI, in terms of safety and effectiveness. Musculoskeletal ultrasound simply uses sonic waves, and there is no exposure to radiation.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) is noninvasive and offers real-time imaging, allowing for examinations of structures at rest and in motion.
This ability to capture the movement of musculoskeletal components differentiate
s it from other imaging modalities and can permit more accurate diagnoses!
MSK Ultrasound is an easy, reliable and safe test!
The HODS Approved Physical Therapists, always in the closest of cooperation and communication with the patient and the ordering physician, is here to provide you with a pleasant and comfortable experience, and to obtain the most valuable information needed by your doctor.
Proper testing assists in correct diagnosis that leads to appropriate treatment. MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound testing can be part of your health solution!