Dr André Varandas Borges | Specialist Doctor:

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a medical imaging technique often used to diagnose muscle, tendon and ligament injuries, as well as to assess inflammatory and degenerative conditions. Injuries such as muscle strains, tendonitis, bursitis and others can be visualised in detail.

This imaging technique is also used to guide medical procedures such as aspirations or injections. Doctors can directly visualise the needle and the target area, increasing precision and minimising the risk of damage to surrounding structures.

It is also used to monitor the response to treatment over time. This is particularly important in cases of musculoskeletal injuries where regular monitoring is necessary to assess treatment progression.

Unlike some imaging modalities, such as radiography and computed tomography (CT), ultrasound is a non-invasive technique and does not use ionising radiation. This makes it safe and suitable for monitoring musculoskeletal conditions in various clinical situations.

Musculoskeletal ultrasound plays a significant role in clinical practice, providing valuable information for the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.



Consult here some of pathologies and treatments that Dr. André Varandas Borges treats.