All of our MSK scans are just one price per area scanned. The price is £125 inclusive of report. As an example therefore a scan of the rotator cuff architecture of the shoulder would cost £125.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US) is a completely safe, versatile technique that uses sound waves to create an image (no radiation is involved). MSK US can be used to image any patient presenting with a complaint arising within the soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system.
MSK US may be the first test to image tendon and ligament tears on the fingers and hands because it allows us to see the small structures of the tendons and pulleys so well. MSK US is excellent at locating all types of foreign bodies in the soft tissues that can be difficult to detect with X-rays and MRI.
It has become the first line test to diagnose rotator cuff tears in the shoulder (rather than MRI). Studies have shown the ultrasound can be as sensitive as MRI for diagnosing rotator cuff tears and abnormalities of the biceps tendon, and it is non-invasive, much faster and cost effective to perform.
MSK US provides the additional benefit of the ability to perform dynamic imaging. During the examination, the sonographer can ask the patient to perform the manoeuvres that produce the pain and document exactly what is happening.
MSK US is fast and easy to do, and the image can be taken exactly where the patient says it hurts.
MSK US is good for the evaluation and diagnosis of abnormalities of:
- Rotator cuff, biceps tendon
- Finger and hand tendons and ligaments
- Elbow tendons and ligaments
- Carpal tunnel
- Foot and ankle tendons and ligaments
- Achilles tendon
- Plantar fascia
- Patella and Quadriceps tendons
- Bakers Cyst (Knee)
- Trochanteric bursitis
MSK US can also be used to evaluate a palpable soft tissue masses to determine if it is a simple cyst or if it warrants further investigation.