Ultrasound Imaging for Joints
Also called Musckuloskeletal Ultrasound Imaging
Why Ultrasound for Joints?
- Cost: Saves money
- Safety: No harmful radiation
- Effective: Can perform with movement
- Efficient: Can be done easily and right away
- Quick: No waiting
- Reliable: Great images of your joints
MSKUS stands for musculoskeletal ultrasound. It allows you to see inside your body at the area of the joint and muscle where you feel pain. You can see during your physical therapy session how the various structures move and what is the effect of your problem to the body. Diagnostic testing with MSKUS is important for assisting in better understand what the problem is and more efficiently treat the problem.
Recent advances in sonar and ultrasound technology have created a more functional and practical approach to evaluate joints, muscles, ligaments, and even nerves. This technology is called musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Diagnostic ultrasound offers a number of important advantages compared to X-Ray, CT, and MRI, in terms of safety and effectiveness. Diagnostic ultrasound is noninvasive and offers real-time imaging, allowing for examinations of structures at rest and in motion. This ability to capture the movement of the parts of a joint, such as the muscles, ligaments, and the quality of the movement is a game changer and makes ultrasound stands out from other types of imaging. Ultrasound can permit a more accurate diagnosis.
MSKUS simply uses sonic waves, and there is no exposure to radiation and is much less expensive than an MRI. For more information, contact Hands on Diagnostics of Alaska at (907) 290-4760.