More than any other field of Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal sonography is highly operator dependent, and it is the very interactive nature between the examiner and the patient which is of greatest benefit.
A good clinical history, as well as information on the exact anatomical location and character of symptoms, tenderness with probe palpation, and the positions or movements which illicit or aggravate symptoms can be invaluable for accurate interpretation of findings.
A particular advantage of Ultrasound is that contralateral comparison (comparing left and right sides) is easily performed to help distinguish significant findings from variations of normal. On occasion, contralateral comparison can detect unsuspected abnormalities, which can be crucial to the diagnosis and management of the patient.
Because of this, it is therefore most essential that it is performed by Sonographers who are experienced in the field and have particular expertise in Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound.
Beehive Solutions ensures Musculo-Skeltal Ultrasound requests are collated on to lists specifically created four our Ultrasound Practitioners with excellent Musculo-Skeletal Ultrasound examinations.
What preparation is required for the a KUB Ultrasound scan?
No preparation is reqquired for a Musculo-Skeletal Ultrsound
What will happen during the examination?
The Musculo-Skeletal Ultrasound examination is non-invasive and painless. Our highly qualified and experienced Sonographer will move a transducer lubricated with warm gel over the area of interest to obtain the necessary images. They might also scan the good side as a comparisom. You are welcome to ask questions during your examination. You may bring someone into the examination room with you if you wish (no children please), and a HealthCare Assistant will also be on hand should you require support or a chaperone.
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