Diagnostic ultrasound is another type of imaging that is available at Pivonka Health and Wellness. Diagnostic ultrasound (like the ultrasound to check pregnant women) can be used to look at muscles and joints, these studies are termed MSK scans. MSK scans can provide a good picture to see if a muscle is torn, if a muscle has trigger points or if tendons or ligaments are torn. MSK scans can also look at joints to see if degenerative changes are present. Ultrasound is a very safe and quick way of seeing problems in the clinic and can be used to determine if other more detailed exams need to be performed.
At Pivonka Health and Wellness we use MSK scans to evaluate mostly for muscular trigger points and muscle or tendon tears.