Ultrasound is used to image muscles and tendons (also known as musculoskeletal ultrasound) including sports injuries with considerable detail and resolution.
Your preparation requirements
You are not required to have any special preparation for the above examination unless specified our friendly staff at the time of booking your appointment.
What to expect
Our ultrasound rooms are dimly lit to reduce the amount of ‘glare’ on our ultrasound monitors. You may be asked to change into a patient gown so that we can easily access the area and asked to lie on our ultrasound bed. A warm gel is applied to the area which enables us to send the sound waves through the skin to form the image.
Our Radiologist will review the ultrasound images to make sure that the examination is of the highest quality. Sometimes the Radiologist will come into the ultrasound room to see your scan in ‘real time’.
Ask our booking staff for how long your examination is likely to take. Most ultrasound scans take less than 1 hour. Once the examination is complete you may return to your normal activities unless specified by the Radiologist.