Ultrasound is safe and painless, and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through the gel into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back and a computer then uses those sound waves to create an image.
Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays), thus there is no radiation exposure to the patient. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.
Ultrasound images are typically used to help diagnose:
- Tendinopathies, ligamentous sprains and muscle tears
- Inflammation or fluid (effusions) within the bursae and peripheral joints such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle
- Early changes of rheumatoid arthritis.
- Nerve entrapments such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Lance Bird, Radiographer and Consultant Practitioner/Sonologist, has joined the team at Joy Lane Clinic. Lance was a clinical researcher at the Stanmore Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, where he obtained his research degree in Orthopaedics. Lance currently teaches medical imaging at the European School of Osteopathy and has done so since 1997.
Lance provides a detailed sonographic and anatomical written diagnostic report on his scans, to assist you practitioner to tailor your treatment and management plan. We offer two levels of service: £150.00 per body area scanned including imaging report and £170.00 per body area which includes copies of relevant still or moving images.
How to get an Appointment
This service is available to anyone, you do not need to be an existing patient at the clinic. However those who do wish to obtain a scan need to be examined by a healthcare profession.
To find out more or to book an appointment please contact us:
T: 01227 266439