The Manos Clinics
4 Warwick Place
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Sarah Morriss - Sonographer & Masseuse
What is Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound?
Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound is a safe, immediate, valuable tool to assess structures and diagnose injuries/pathologies in the musculoskeletal system. It has the added benefit of assessing certain structures dynamically, visualising disruption of muscle, tendon, ligamentous tissues and joint areas.
Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound can be used to diagnose the following:
ROTATOR CUFF INJURIES
What is included in my Ultrasound Scan appointment?
More details about Musculoskeletal Diagnostic Ultrasound
Ultrasound refers to all acoustic energy with a frequency above human hearing (20khz). Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is a high-frequency imaging technique which transmits soundwaves into the human body via a transducer which contacts the skin. A medium ultrasound gel is used to allow the sound waves to pass through the skin to the targeted tissues/structures under examination. Ultrasound waves are reflected between the interfaces of tissues (i.e. tendon/bone) sending information back to a display allowing us to visualise the structures in real time. The display image is arranged in layers of varying greyscale which the sonographer can interpret and determine whether structures/tissues appear normal or whether pathology/injury may be present. These structures are shown in real time giving the patient a 'visual' of their condition/injury. Sometimes it is necessary to view structures whilst applying movement to a given joint area. This provides vital information whether there may be disruption to muscles/tendons/ligaments or inflamation within joint spaces, for example.