MUSCULOSKELETAL SCAN (PER AREA)
What is this scan for?
When you have persistent pain, aches or inflammation in or surrounding joints, ultrasound can be a very effective, safe “first look” (especially the shoulder, back and kneecap), before having more expensive imaging such as MRI.
Work or sports injury, accidents (falling over or car/bike accidents), repetitive strain injury and arthritis are just some of the known reasons for the increasing demand for ultrasound imaging of the musculoskeletal areas of the body (especially assessment of rotator cuff injury).
Musculoskeletal (MSK) scans investigate your joints, other than the spine, and soft tissue to diagnose conditions or damage from injuries. Some common examples are:
- Back (excluding the spine) & neck
Sprains, Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Shoulder & upper arm
Frozen Shoulder, Sprains, Rotator Cuff Injury, Bursitis, Impingement syndrome
- Elbow & lower arm
Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, Sprains, Arthritis, Bursitis
- Wrist & hand
Repetitive Strain Disorder, Arthritis, Sprains, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Bursitis
- Hip & groin
Hip Replacement, Hip Implant, Ligament Tear, Arthritis, Bursitis
Chondromalacia Patella, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Tendinitis, Bursitis, Gout
Tendinitis, Achilles Tendinitis Sprains, Bursitis, Lupus
Sprains, Bursitis, Plantar Fasciitis
This ultrasound scan investigates the causes of pain in these joints such as tears, inflammation due to sprains, strains, soft tissue conditions and degenerative changes.
Musculoskeletal also investigates lumps, bumps and superficial swellings such as cysts and ganglions that can also be imaged with very high resolution. This is a fast, way of providing the evidence for diagnosis and treatment by your doctor.
What does this scan show?
Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce detailed pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments and of the joints and soft tissue throughout the body. The scan shows abnormalities in the condition of the joints and indicates of there are signs of a condition or damage such as:
- Bleeding within the muscles and joints
- Fluid collections in the muscles or surrounding the joint
- Small soft tissue swellings or lumps
- Early changes of rheumatoid arthritis
The Ultrasound Scan Procedure
Preparation: Wear loose clothing.
Ultrasound is safe, non-invasive and does not use ionizing radiation.
During the ultrasound scan, a warm water-based gel is rubbed on the area to be examined and an ultrasound probe is gently moved around on the skin to obtain images. The ultrasound scan has no known risks and is usually pain free. When the scan is completed the gel can be wiped off easily using tissue.
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