To aid in diagnosing medical conditions of the musculoskeletal system, Flagstaff Bone & Joint provides ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography. This nonoperative procedure involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce real-time images of the inside of the body. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (as used in X-rays). Ultrasound imaging is typically used to diagnose:
- Tendon tears
- Abnormalities of the muscles
- Bleeding or other fluid collections within the muscles, bursae, and joints
- Small benign and malignant soft tissue tumors
- Early changes of rheumatoid arthritis
Affordable: The cost of musculoskeletal ultrasound is much lower in comparison to MRI testing.
For more information regarding ultrasound imaging, please call Flagstaff Bone & Joint at (928) 773-2280.