Ultrasonography is a noninvasive imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves. A conducting gel is applied to the skin overlying the area to be examined. The individual then lies on an examination table or bed while the physician or technician passes a transducer over the area. The reflected sound waves are converted into images that are viewed on a monitor.
The use of nonoperative diagnostic spinal ultrasound when used to evaluate back pain or trauma is considered experimental/investigational due to the lack of scientific literature to support the use for musculoskeletal disorders.
The consultant review of September 9, 2003 by a board certified orthopedic surgeon (262), a board certified radiologist (346), as well as a licensed actively practicing chiropractor (355).
(Web updated 2/2005)
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