Musculo-Skeletal Ultrasound Scan

What conditions can be detected with a musculo-skeletal ultrasound scan?

Musculo-skeletal ultrasound scanning is useful for examining joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Indications for this would be pain in the joint or limited joint function usually following injury or other associated illnesses.

A variety of conditions can be diagnosed with musculo-skeletal ultrasound scanning as the real time imaging allows for a comprehensive detailed examination of the anatomy, motion and function of the affected area.

This is particularly useful for demonstrating causes of shoulder pain and muscle and tendon tears following sports injury.

Ultrasound maybe one of many investigations you require and you should consult your doctor to ensure that any other necessary investigations are arranged.

How long is the appointment?

20 minutes is required to complete the examination.

How much does it cost?

The cost of this scan is £130.

You can combine any other package with this package for an additional charge of £40 per package.

Please note that this may not be possible with this package as the Sonographer performing the scan may only specialise in this area.

What will I experience during the examination?

The examination will be carried out by a qualified Sonographer. The procedure is non-invasive and painless. The Sonographer will move a probe lubricated with warm gel over the area to be examined. You will be asked to change position several times during the examination to obtain the necessary images.

When do I get the results?

We will send a signed report of our findings to your doctor. You should then arrange an appointment with your GP who will explain our findings to you.

We feel that your doctor is best placed to explain the findings to you because he will have details of blood tests and other investigations that may have been carried out.