Clinical applications of dynamic functional musculoskeletal ultrasound

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There is an increasing trend in medicine to utilize ultrasound for diagnosis of musculoskeletal pathology. Although magnetic resonance imaging provides excellent spatial resolution of musculoskeletal structures in multiple imaging planes and is generally the cross-sectional modality of choice, it does not provide dynamic functional assessment of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Dynamic maneuvers with ultrasound provide functional data and have been shown to be accurate for diagnosis. Ultrasound is also less expensive, portable, and more readily available. This article will review the common snapping, impingement, and friction syndromes imaged with dynamic ultrasound. It will also discuss future areas of research, including musculoskeletal sonoelastography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-39
Number of pages13
JournalReports in Medical Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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