MSK - Musculoskeletal scan

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What is An MSK Ultrasound?

The Musculoskeletal scan is an examination of a musculoskeletal structure i.e. soft tissue lumps, muscle, tendons and joints.

Ultrasound is typically used to help diagnose:

  • Tendon tears, or tendinitis of the rotator cuff in the shoulder, achilles tendon.
  • Muscle tears, masses or fluid collections.
  • Inflammation or fluid (effusions) within the bursae and joints.
  • Benign and malignant soft tissue tumors.
  • Ganglion cysts.
  • Hernias.

The sonographer will frequently be able to discuss the results with you on the day. However, a formal report will be issued within 24 hours which will include recommendations for follow up tests if required. The report will be sent to your referring Clinician.

Images can be requested via our PACS system if referred to a hospital

Coastal Medical Imaging

Advantage of Ultrasound

The uses for Ultrasound are ever expanding within medicine. It is accepted as a non – invasive, cost-effective diagnostic modality. Ultrasound does not cause pain, there is no ionising radiation and is more affordable for patients compared with CT and MR. Often appointment lengths are also shorter, with no recovery period after the exam, leaving patients to continue with their day after the exam.


– Safe –
– Cost effective –
– Short appointments – 

We strive to provide fast access and quality diagnostic imaging

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