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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - About the Exam

Mountain Medical offers a noninvasive and painless muscle and tissue focused ultrasound to produce pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves.

We provide ultrasound of the body’s extremities for specific structures including:

  • Large muscle tears for pain
  • Achilles tendon
  • Neuroma’s
  • Quadriceps tendon
  • Patellar tendons
  • Palpable soft tissue masses
  • Other specific directed exams on a case by case basis

What you can expect during a musculoskeletal ultrasound:

  • You will be positioned on the examination table, usually lying flat on your back.
  • After you are positioned on the examination table, the radiologist or sonographer will apply a warm water-based gel to the area of the body being studied.
  • The transducer is placed on the body and moved back and forth over the area of interest until the desired images are captured.
  • There is usually no discomfort from pressure as the transducer is pressed against the area being examined. However, if scanning is performed over an area of tenderness, you may feel pressure or minor pain from the transducer.
  • Once the imaging is complete, the clear ultrasound gel will be wiped off your skin.

Learn how to prepare for a musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Learn the benefits and risks of musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Watch the Ultrasound - What to Expect Video.