Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a unique solution that provides painless and effective pictures of muscles, tendons, ligament, nerves, cartilage, and joints throughout the body. Radiologists can interpret what they see and give the surgeon or doctor information that helps them to diagnose sprains, strains, tears, trapped nerves, arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to detect musculoskeletal injuries or other pathological conditions. Since ultrasound scanning captures images in real-time, this method can be used to evaluate both static and dynamic conditions of the musculoskeletal structures.
How Does MSK Ultrasound Work?
The radiologist uses a small transducer, called a probe, to transmit high-frequency sound waves through the body to detect changes in the appearance of organs, tissues, and vessels and to detect abnormal masses, such as tumours.
It’s not like a photograph you get from a camera, though. The sound waves create an echo when they bounce off structures in the body. The ultrasound machine uses the echoes to calculate the location and density of each component and then translates that data into an image in real-time, which means you see blood flowing and muscle movement as part of the picture.
When Would a Physician Order an MSK Ultrasound?
The MSK Ultrasound is ordered by a physician to diagnose tears to ligaments, muscle and tendons, bleeding in muscles or joints, fluid buildup, and soft tissue tumours. It is often used for sports-related injuries such as rotator cuff tear. It is sometimes ordered if the doctor suspects a chronic problem like arthritis, as well. An ultrasound allows for early detection of arthritis, so you can take steps to slow down the progression of the disease.
The MSK ultrasound is a noninvasive test with no risk to you and it offers your doctor one of the best ways to visualize the problem and create a solution for it.
Why Choose Us?
Bansal Diagnostic Centre has one of the most experienced practices, devoted to meeting the diagnostics needs of our patients at all stage of their lives. Our team has been providing tailored individual care to our patients with trusted specialist services by our expert team of radiologists and sonographers for over 10 years. As a trusted provider in delivering an accurate diagnosis of scans in a fast and accurate system, our patients feel confident and safe in the hands of our diagnostic and pathology specialists.