At the Foot and Ankle Clinic, 2 of the podiatrists specialize to enhance the musculoskeletal examination to provide diagnostic ultrasound if required.
Diagnostic ultrasound, what is it?
Sonography, or diagnostic ultrasound, is a non-invasive and radiation-free technique used to explore soft tissues and establish an exact diagnosis. This type of medical imaging is used to explore and evaluate tendons, ligaments, fascias, superficial masses, foreign bodies, etc.
Diagnostic ultrasound, who is it for?
What are the benefits of diagnostic ultrasound?
- Provides a dynamic, real-time assessment of anatomical structures, which can be moved during the exam to evaluate their capacity and function.
- Allows for more precision in certain medical interventions (e.g., when guiding the needle for cortisone injections or taking a sample of deeper tissues during a biopsy).
- Helps monitor the progression of a pathology and verify the effectiveness of a treatment by measuring and quantifying various structures.
- Offers a radiation-free medical imaging without side effects.
- Is a quick, simple and precise technique.