Musculoskeletal Shoulder Ultrasound
The Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound assesses the tendons and ligaments in the shoulder, including the rotator cuff. This ultrasound will also evaluate the joint for fluid or inflammation.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY EXAM?
- Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
- Take all prescribed medications as directed.
- Wear comfortable clothes.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY EXAM?
- You may be asked to change into a gown.
- A warm, non-scented, hypo-allergenic ultrasound gel will be applied to the area being scanned.
- Your sonographer will ask you to expose your shoulder to apply the gel and scan the area.
- The sonographer will then move the transducer over your shoulder to obtain images.
- You may be asked to change position to get a complete set of images from different angles.
- You may experience mild to moderate pressure while the sonographer takes the images.
- The radiologist may come into the scan room after your exam to speak to you about your results. You will then be free to leave.
WHEN WILL I GET MY RESULTS?
We do our best to have our radiologists interpret the information and forward the results to your doctor by the next business day.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
This exam is covered under the Alberta and Saskatchewan Health Care Plans.