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The use of ultrasound in clinical practice has revolutionized patient care. Ultrasound technology can be used for both diagnostic purposes as well as for needle guidance during procedures which is known to vastly improve accuracy, safety and efficacy.

Benefits of Ultrasound:

  • Excellent resolution of soft tissues. Ultrasound technology has become quite advanced to the point where the resolution can surpass that of an MRI.
  • Interactive and dynamic. The settings on the ultrasound machine can be instantly manipulated to optimize the structure(s) of interest. Furthermore, ultrasound is unique in that patient movement can be used to visualize pathology that is not present at rest.
  • Portable and able to be performed at point of care. An ultrasound examination is often seamlessly integrated with the physical examination to provide a comprehensive and informed differential diagnosis. Ultrasound images can also be used to support medical necessity claims.
  • Ability to perform accurate and safe therapeutic intervention. Studies have shown that compared to “blind” unguided procedures, ultrasound-guided procedures have significantly better accuracy and efficacy. Direct live visualization during procedures allows unwanted structures, such as blood vessels or nerves, to be avoided.
  • No radiation. CT scans and x-rays contain radiation, which is cumulative over one’s lifetime. Additionally, ultrasound is utilized over fluoroscopy (live x-ray) whenever feasible to avoid unnecessary radiation and delay in performing the intervention.
  • No known contraindications. Ultrasound for diagnostic and procedural use has a very high safety profile.
Ultrasound allows treatments to be provided quicker without waiting for expensive tests and results. Additionally, treatments are more accurate and safer and more precise treatments often leads to better results. However, ultrasound is not used at most orthopedic practices. This is because it is operator dependent. This technology is extremely nuanced and requires hundreds of hours of quality training to master the expertise of musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Ultrasounds at NESS

Dr. Nevo has acquired the Registered in Musculoskeletal® (RMSK®) sonography certification and is a distinguished expert in the application of musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose and treat sports, orthopedic and spine conditions. The Registered in Musculoskeletal® (RMSK®) sonography certification raises the standard of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging worldwide and promotes best practices for enhanced patient safety. By earning the musculoskeletal ultrasound certification, physicians and advanced care providers gain a critical edge in promoting public safety in musculoskeletal ultrasound. These practitioners come from a variety of musculoskeletal ultrasound training backgrounds, but share a common goal of improving the practice of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging.

To book your ultrasound or to learn more about our technology and treatments, contact NESS today