An affordable and reliable alternative to getting an MRI
Ultrasound imaging has been around for decades, but improved technology during the last several years has made it possible to use ultrasound to look at muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and joints.
In the past, the only way physicians could see many types of bone and joint injuries was with an MRI. Musculoskeletal ultrasound costs 90 to 95 percent less than an MRI and is just as accurate. In fact, recent studies show that in some cases, ultrasound is even more accurate than an MRI.
Another benefit of having ultrasound in the office is that it can be used to accurately guide needles for injections into joints or for similar procedures, making the process significantly less painful and more successful.