MSKUS Testing – Joint Ultrasound Testing:
Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) testing is a very effective clinical tool in the diagnosis of numerous musculoskeletal conditions. It also offers numerous advantages compared to X-ray, CT scan, and MRI imaging with regards to safety and effectiveness. Musculoskeletal ultrasound uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and joints, which can help to diagnose tears, strains/sprains, nerve entrapment, and arthritis. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is noninvasive and offers real-time imaging, allowing for examinations of structures at rest and in motion. This ability to capture the movement differentiates this means of imaging from other modalities as it can permit more accurate diagnosis. MSKUS is an easy, reliable, and safe test!
This is an ultrasound image of the right rotator cuff tendon.