Skip the MRI, Get an Ultrasound

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Published in Sports Stars

When most of us think of ultrasound, we think of examining a baby in the womb. However, in recent years, ultrasound technology has progressed and the images it produces have improved.

As a result, trained sports medicine physicians can use it as a replacement for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate certain musculoskeletal injuries involving muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, bursa, and bone surfaces. Physicians can use it to distinguish between sprains, strains, partial or complete tears, and tissue degeneration.

So why might you want an Ultrasound over an MRI?