Musculoskeletal Ultrasound - Benefits and Risks
- An ultrasound exam is noninvasive and painless.
- Ultrasound is widely available, easy-to-use and less expensive than other imaging methods.
- An ultrasound exam is extremely safe and does not use any ionizing radiation.
- Ultrasound gives a clear picture of soft tissues that do not show up well on x-ray images.
- For standard diagnostic ultrasound, there are no known harmful effects.