Ultrasound is a good tool for exposing injuries in the musculature and skeletal systems, for example tendon damage, calcium formations and enlargements of the bursae. The advantages of diagnostic ultrasound are that it is rapid, pain free and without potential side effects. The technique provides more information in a short time and is a relatively good examination.
It is quite easy to learn to use the equipment; however interpreting ultrasound images requires thorough education and training.
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