Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound
Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound is pain-free form of imaging that uses sound waves to visualize structures in the body. It is 1/17th the cost of an MRI and can be used to visualize muscles, tendons, cartilage, and soft tissues of the body. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound does not produce radiation or need a contrast medium. With no contraindications, it is considered the new “stethoscope of the 21st century”. For those with claustrophobia of MRI’s, musculoskeletal ultrasound is a great tool to image the body and allows for comfortable patient positioning and movement during the imaging.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound offers the unique opportunity to move the body part that is being visualized and allow for imaging in “real-time”. This can be beneficial to see impingement syndromes of the shoulder, meniscal tears of the knee, and other common orthopedic issues.
During the examination, gel is applied to the skin and the transducer is moved to visualize varying anatomic structures. The imaging is pain-free and the patient may be asked to move the body part during imaging to visualize how the structures in the affected area are moving.
Common Diagnoses that may benefit from diagnostic musculoskeletal imaging include:
Rotator Cuff Tears
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Tennis Elbow
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Meniscal Tears
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Varying Ankle, Knee, Hip Pain
- Nerve Entrapments
Founder Charles Stevens DPT, CLT is completing training through WCUI School of Medical Imaging and Nursing and will be performing both online studies and in-person training in early March 2021 with mentor Jeannine Noble PT, RMSK.
Please call 570-282-9382 to schedule your appointment today At Dallas, PA . Tests can be done at our clinic at 27 Main Street in Dallas, Pennsylvania or in the comfort of your own home.