Musculoskeletal scans use ultrasound imaging technology to produce images of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints throughout the body. Many conditions can be diagnosed with musculoskeletal scans as real-time imaging allows for a detailed examination of the affected area. This is particularly useful for identifying causes of pain and muscle and tendon tears. Ultrasound scans may be just one of the investigations you require; however, you should consult your GP to ensure that any other investigations can be arranged if necessary. Ultrasound images of the musculoskeletal system provide pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, and soft tissues throughout the body.
That being said, you do not need a GP referral to have an Ultrasound scan at Ultrasound Plus.
A detailed investigation analyses the arm area, including the elbow, wrist and hands. It aims to diagnose tendon tears, muscle tears, mass, fluid collection, sprains, inflammation and nerve entrapments.
This Musculoskeletal Scan provides a detailed investigation to help diagnose tendon tears, muscle tears, masses, fluid collection, sprains, inflammation or nerve entrapments in the leg area. This includes hip, thing, knee, ankle and foot area.
This scan can be used to examine swellings, ganglions, cysts, skin changes or foreign bodies. Our lumps and bumps scan will provide reassurance by highlighting the cause and nature of the abnormality.
A scan to diagnose problems within the neck or throat tissue. This investigation will identify the cause and nature of any unidentified mass in your neck. Our neck ultrasound is a great alternative to a surgical biopsy.
This is a safe, pain-free procedure that uses ultrasound technology to examine a possible hernia. Most hernias can be identified without the need for a diagnostic scan; however, if your symptoms are inconclusive, this groin scan from Ultrasound Plus should give you an answer.
Ultrasound gel will be placed on the affected area for scanning with an ultrasound probe. This allows our state-of-the-art technology to produce various images of the scanned area. You may be required to reposition yourself various times as this allows us to capture the anatomy as clearly as possible.
A Diagnostic MSK scan is a non-invasive method of getting an insight into any unexplained aches and pains. These scans allow us to diagnose tendon, muscle, and ligament tears or sprains, inflammation, benign and malignant soft tissue tumors, ganglion cysts, hernias, foreign bodies in the soft tissues, soft tissue lumps, and much more.
Yes, you can eat and drink ahead of your ultrasound taking place.
One of our qualified sonographers will perform your scan. Each of our sonographers is accredited by either The General Medical Council, The Health Professional Council, or The Society of Radiographers. They also work within the NHS alongside their position here at Ultrasound Plus.
We suggest that you wear something baggy, airy, and light to your appointment to avoid the need for a gown.
If you have any hospital notes, bring them along to your appointment. This will aid our sonographers in the instance where a referral is required.
Please note, that our ultrasound services are not intended to replace NHS scans. If you require a medical referral, we will deliver a full report which you will need to pass on to your health practitioner.
Yes, our ultrasound scans are to be used as an additional service alongside the NHS.
We advise patients to notify their GP or healthcare provider about their ultrasound appointment with us. When you arrive, you will be requested to complete a registration form that includes your GP or healthcare provider’s information. If any information needs to be shared with them, it’s your responsibility to ensure it is communicated.
We have clinics in Birmingham, Brentwood, Kingston upon Thames, Leicester, London, and Watford. Get in touch to organize an appointment for a musculoskeletal ultrasound scan at one of our locations.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound scan is a powerful imaging modality that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of soft tissue structures. It is a non-invasive imaging method that can be used to diagnose and monitor a variety of conditions, including soft tissue masses, ganglion cysts, and other musculoskeletal disorders. Ultrasound Plus is a leading provider of MSK ultrasound services, offering the highest quality imaging and diagnostic capabilities.
It is a diagnostic technique using sound waves to produce detailed images of soft tissue structures within the body. By sending a sound wave or waves into the body, it captures clear pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues without the need to penetrate bone, making it a valuable tool for internal examinations.
Ray images are created from sound waves and are called sonography. Ultrasound Plus provides high-resolution images that allow for accurate diagnosis and monitoring of musculoskeletal conditions. Our experienced team of radiologists and technicians use state-of-the-art equipment to the sound waves and capture clear images of the outer surface as well as deeper structures such as the inner structure of soft tissues. We also use Doppler technology to measure blood flow in bony structures.
MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound Scanning offers many benefits over other imaging modalities. It is non-invasive, painless, and does not require radiation exposure. It can provide detailed images of soft tissue structure and masses, as well as measure blood flow in bony structures and blood vessels. It is also an effective tool for monitoring musculoskeletal conditions over time.
We are committed to providing the highest quality MSK ultrasound services. Our experienced team of radiologists and technicians use state-of-the-art imaging methods, such as Doppler technology and advanced ultrasound imaging, to capture clear images of the outer surface as well as the inner structure of soft tissues. We can measure blood flow in bony structures and provide accurate diagnosis and monitoring of musculoskeletal conditions. Contact us today to learn more about our MSK ultrasound services.