Digital Ultrasonographic Examination

Diagnostic ultrasound techniques provide images of muscles, tendinous and ligamentous structures which cannot be done with radiographs.  Injuries to these soft tissues can be identified and progress of healing can be evaluated.  Images are formed by the transmission of high frequency sound waves and reflecting these waves off different tissue planes.  The reflected waves are transmitted back and the information is interpreted by the machine which produces a 2 dimensional black and white image, called a sonogram.