Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Ultrasound images of the musculoskeletal system provide pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue throughout the body.

Ultrasound images are typically used to help diagnose:

  • Abnormalities of the muscles, such as tears and soft-tissue masses.
  • Bleeding or other fluid collections within the muscles, bursae and joints.
  • Early changes of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Small benign and malignant soft tissue tumors.
  • Tendon tears, such as tears of the rotator cuff in the shoulder or Achilles tendon in the ankle.