THE OLD PIT PRACTICE
Physiotherapy, Manual Therapy, Massage Therapy, Podiatry/Biomechanical Evaluation, Chiropody and Podiatry, Reflexology, Counselling, Bowen Technique / nst.

ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound scans use a high frequency sound wave to obtain a cross-sectional image of a body part, in any desired plane. Sound waves are emitted by a hand-held transducer, and the reflections of these sound waves are detected in the transducer and converted into black and white images on the screen.

As ultrasound is a real-time examination, muscles and tendons can be observed during movement. It is also used for examination of the extremities, for example looking at 'lumps and bumps' and identifying inflammation within joints/bursae.

The Ultrasound scan is usually undertaken within 5 working days from the request, during the scan the Radiologist can show you the images, but the hard copy results are available at the Practice within a few days.