Diagnosing Painful Conditions
Diagnostic ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create detailed images of your body in real time. You may recognise this form of imaging already, as it is commonly used to scan women throughout their pregnancy.
Musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound creates pictures to assess tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves and joints of your upper and lower limbs and is used for various painful conditions such as; rotator cuff injuries, tennis/golfer's elbow, achilles tendinitis/tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis.
What are the benefits?
Diagnostic ultrasound can provide useful information regarding your complaint, which other imaging modalities may not give. The images are shown in real-time and your affected area can be moved dynamically to perform the most beneficial assessment.
It can be a much cheaper and more accessible form of imaging, where repeat scans can be frequently obtained to monitor progression of your complaint. There are also no known side effects, as ionising radiation is not used.
Quick, real-time imaging allowing for a detailed diagnosis
Safe, pain-free and non-invasive form of imaging
More cost efficient than other imaging modalities - such as MRI and CT scans
Images can be obtained whilst dynamically moving your painful area, providing a more accurate diagnosis
Easy to repeat scans to monitor your progression
The Gold Standard form of imaging for tendon injuries
Hones and provides a more tailored treatment plan
No exposure to ionising radiation