A musculoskeletal ultrasound scan is a test that uses sound waves to create images of organs and structures inside your body – muscles, tendons, ligaments etc.
The images produced during an ultrasound examination often provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions.
Ultrasound examination takes 10 minutes approx to complete. Usually, a lubricating gel is used to help conduct the sound waves into the body. This will be applied to your skin in the clinic and a probe will be held against your skin and moved over its surface. While the ultrasound scan is in progress, the images are displayed on a monitor.