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Musculoskeletal ultrasound

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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. But now, in many cases, ultrasound can be an affordable cost alternative. Ultrasound also offers the advantage of being able to dynamically evaluate a joint, meaning the joint or area being imaged can be moved during the exam.

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. This can make the process less painful, more accurate and more successful.