Musculoskeletal or Extremity Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal or Extremity Non-Vascular Ultrasound is an exam that obtains images of the area of interest (examples could be arm, leg, knee, shoulder, foot).

Preparation

  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment with a prescription if your doctor has given one to you.
  • If you are scheduled for a musculoskeletal procedure rather than a scan, you will be contacted prior to your appointment with test preparation information.

Procedure

  • You will lie on the exam table with the area of interest exposed (arms or legs).
  • A non-greasy gel will be applied to the skin during the exam.
  • The sonographer will use a handheld transducer to obtain images.

Considerations

  • Bring list of medications.
  • Let technologist know if you’ve had any previous surgeries.
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