Ultrasound imaging is a practical, noninvasive way to produce diagnostic images for treating disease and injury. SOAR Spine and Orthopedic experts use this technology to gain insight into your health and create personalized treatment options. Call the Santa Clara or Redwood City, California, office today to schedule an appointment or book through the reservation portal.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images called sonograms. Ultrasound requires no surgery and has been proven as an efficient way to provide valuable diagnostic information.
Ultrasound imaging produces images of muscle, ligaments, tendons, nerves and bursas. Not only can ultrasound be used for diagnosis, but it can be used to perform precisely localized injections into injured or damaged joints and tissue.
Unlike X-rays, which expose patients to ionizing radiation, ultrasound uses sound waves. This reduces the possibility of complications and maximizes your safety and comfort during your appointment.
The neuro-musculoskeletal expert first applies a gel to the skin. (The gel contains no toxins.) The associate uses a hand-held transducer to transmit sound waves and moves it across your skin in the areas of concern.
The sound waves are emitted at a frequency that can’t be heard by the human ear, so there’s no worry of pain or discomfort from the sound. When the sounds enter your body, the frequencies bounce off organs, producing an image on a nearby screen.
The experts will provide a detailed set of instructions before your ultrasound appointment. The instructions differ depending on the targeted body systems.
In orthopedic care, you’ll likely not need to follow special requirements before an ultrasound, but always check with the physician first. They could provide personalized instructions to customize and tailor the care to your needs.
Learn more about ultrasound imaging by calling the Santa Clara or Redwood City, California, office today or booking through the online reservation system.