Ultrasound is a safe, versatile, and fast diagnostic imaging exam that uses high frequency sound waves transmitted through a transducer (probe). This exam can look at the structures of your body for abnormalities that could be associated with your symptoms or physical condition, without the use of radiation or contrast dye.
It can help assess the function of tendons and ligaments, evaluate joint spaces for fluid or inflammation, and check on the growth and well-being of your baby.
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Musculoskeletal ultrasounds assess the tendons and ligaments that hold the muscles and bones in alignment. They also evaluate the joint spaces for fluid or inflammation that may limit joint movement.