With ultrasound imaging of the musculoskeletal system?
Ultrasonography is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat the disease.
Ultrasound is safe and painless and produces pictures inside of the body using acoustic waves. Ultrasonography, also called ultrasound or sonography, involves the use of a small sensor (probe) and ultrasound gel is placed directly on the skin. High frequency sound waves transmitted from the probe into the body through the gel. The inverter collects the sounds that are reflected back, and then the computer uses the sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound studies do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays), so no radiation exposure to the patient. Because ultrasound images are captured in real time, they can show the structure and motion of the internal organs of the body, and the blood flowing through the blood vessels.
Ultrasound images of the musculoskeletal system, or Musculosceletal ultrasound, provide pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue throughout the body.