Muscle and Joint
Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to image the soft tissues and bone surfaces of the body. Ultrasound is a valuable diagnostic tool in assessing muscle, tendon and ligament damage, bursitis, joint effusion, haematomas, cysts, lipomas, abscess, oedema and some boney pathology.
Please note, that it is normal practice for all experienced sonographers to use a musculoskeletal atlas as a guide during these ultrasound examinations.
You may be required to change for some studies, depending on the region of the body being examined. The sonographer after giving you directions will leave the room while you change.
A small quantity of warm gel will be applied to your skin during the study, to enable the ultrasound to penetrate the skin layer. The sonographer will gently move the probe over the surface of the skin to assess the external knee, recording images of the tissues during the exam.