Soft Tissue Ultrasound
Soft tissues refer to those that connect, support or surround other structures and organs in the body, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and fat. Soft tissue ultrasound allows doctors to visualize these structures in great detail and detect possible abnormalities.
What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of the inside of the body. When targeting soft tissues, this method provides a clear view of the anatomy and characteristics of these tissues.
Applications of Soft Tissue Ultrasound
This study is vital for:
- Injury diagnosis: Identifying problems such as muscle tears, inflammation or tendonitis.
- Tumor detection: Distinguishing between benign and malignant lesions in soft tissues.
- Evaluation of unexplained masses: Like cysts or abscesses.
- Guide to procedures: For example, to perform biopsies or injections.
- Treatment monitoring: Observe the evolution of a pathology after a specific treatment.
Benefits of Soft Tissue Ultrasound
- Non-invasive: It does not require incisions or surgical procedures.
- No radiation: Unlike other imaging techniques, ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation.
- Accurate and reliable: Provides clear, detailed images of soft tissues.
- Accessible and economical: Compared to other imaging modalities.
Soft tissue ultrasound is an essential tool for evaluating and diagnosing various conditions that affect these tissues. Provides medical professionals with vital information to determine the best treatment approach and monitor patient progress.
Requirements: Prior Appointment