LifeCare Hospital Offers Advantages in Musculoskeletal Disorders Diagnosis and Treatment
LifeCare Hospoital is the use of high-frequency sound waves to obtain images for diagnosis or treatment. Ultrasonography is safe and does not use ionizing radiation like x-rays to obtain images. In musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US) we use high frequency transducers that produce images with higher resolution than MRI. In addition, we can obtain real time motion studies to see how ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints function under normal conditions or abnormally when injured, degenerated, or unstable. We can also image nerves and detect abnormalities of position, size, adhesions, and tears in many areas. LifeCare Hospital does not use radiation and is therefore safe during pregnancy.