Ultrasound scans capture images in real-time and can show the structure and movement of internal organs as well as blood flow through blood vessels.
During a scan you will be asked to lie on a bed and a clear water based gel will be applied to the area being examined. An ultrasound probe will then be pressed against the skin and moved over the area of interest.
As an ultrasound scan uses sound waves to create images, there is no exposure to radiation. Most ultrasound examinations are painless, fast and easy to perform.
Another advantage of ultrasound is that it can be used to guide procedures such as diagnostic and therapeutic interventions including:
- Sheath Injections
- Injections into areas of bursal inflammation
- Dry needling of enthesitis
- Treatment of calcific tendonopathy
- Injections of Mortons neuromas