Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to capture images of the tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. Ultrasound can be helpful in the diagnosis of sprains, strains, tears, soft tissue masses, ganglion cyst, inflammation and fluid in the joints or bursa, hernias, nerve entrapments, foreign bodies in soft tissues, dislocations and muscle abnormalities. A musculoskeletal ultrasound has proven beneficial to find the root cause of your symptoms and the diagnosis helps your doctor to determine the appropriate treatment for you.
Your doctor may order a musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose tear or strain in the muscles and tendons, sprain in the ligaments, synovitis, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve impingement and hernias other muscle abnormalities.
Preparation: This examination requires no special preparation. You may be asked to change to a gown.