Ultrasound Diagnosis and Guidance for your Regenerative Injections
Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints throughout the body. It is used to help diagnose sprains, strains, tears, and other soft tissue conditions. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.
This procedure requires little to no special preparation. Leave jewelry at home and wear loose, comfortable clothing. You may be asked to wear a gown.
Ultrasound is safe and painless, and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through the gel into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back and a computer then uses those sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays), thus there is no radiation exposure to the patient. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
Ultrasound images of the musculoskeletal system provide pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and soft tissues throughout the body.
Dr. Davison uses ultrasound to help diagnose and clarify the extent of your musculoskeletal (MSK ) injuries. MSK ultrasound is a specialty of the sonography profession. Dr. Davison has trained with some of the leading sonographers in the field.
While experienced regenerative injection physicians can perform accurate and effective joint and peripheral soft tissue injections, the option of ultrasound guidance is available. This noninvasive technique allows visualization of the injection needle precisely within the joint capsule and surrounding tissue. This will ensure the favored location of the solution injected.
Dr. Davison is using diagnostic ultrasound imaging on NBA player Joakim Noah. Many Olympic and professional athletes are seeking leading edge treatments for soft tissue injuries that may not need surgery to get back in playing shape.