Musculoskeletal Ultrasound At The Chelsea Clinic

Effective tool for imaging soft tissue...

Paola Ash

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Ultrasound is an effective tool for imaging soft tissue anatomy. It can be used to provide high resolution images of muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments throughout the body. Diagnostic Ultrasound scans can be used to investigate sports and work-related injuries such as sprains, strains, tears, trapped nerves, arthritis, as well as causes of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is safe, painless, non-invasive, and does not use ionizing radiation. 

It uses a small ultrasound probe called a transducer and gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves travel from the probe through the gel into the body. The probe collects the sounds that bounce back. A computer uses those sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound exams do not use radiation (as used in x-rays).

The detailed images captured in MSK ultrasound are thus operator dependent and the outcome of the scan will depend on the clinical and technical experience of both the doctor and sonographer undertaking and reporting the scan.

At the Chelsea clinic we will discuss the benefits of selecting this treatment for you and go through the best ways to target which ever condition you may present with as well as alternative options.

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