Ultrasound (US) imaging, also called sonography, is a method of obtaining images of soft tissues (ligaments, tendons, muscles and bursae) by sending high-frequency sound waves into the body. The sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real time visual image. No radiation is involved in ultrasound imaging.
At the Orlin & Cohen Orthopedic Group, we utilize ultrasound imaging at several of our convenient locations to perform diagnostic examinations that enable us to permanently record the images and analyze the results. Ultrasound is commonly used to diagnose musculoskeletal conditions such as soft tissue injuries such as tendon problems, bursitis and muscle injuries. In addition, ultrasound is used for needle guidance, and making injections into joints and other areas for pain management more accurate and successful, even in the most difficult areas.
If your Orlin & Cohen specialist has determined that an ultrasound is necessary, our knowledgeable office staff can take care of the rest: from scheduling your appointment, to obtaining authorization from your insurance company.