Diagnostic Ultrasound

  • Do you have an unresolved injury or pain?
  • Sick of waiting for a scan?
  • Want a clear diagnosis and plan of what to do?

Diagnostic ultrasound technology has improved drastically in the last 15 years, it is not just used to scan pregnant women anymore but has become an increasingly important part in sports medicine to aid accurate diagnosis and prognosis. Due to the advancements in technology ultrasound scanning has been proven to be more effective than MRI scanning for assessing certain tendon, muscle and ligament problems. These include Achilles tendon, Patella tendon, Tennis elbow and Golfers elbow and is invaluable in assessing the rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder.

We believe in a thorough assessment and ultrasound imaging enables us to give an accurate diagnosis on the spot. Ultrasound scanning allows us to picture the tissues in real time, seeing how they slide, glide, move and interact with the other surrounding structures.

Why wait to see your GP to be referred for a scan, which may take another 6-12 weeks, when you could call the clinic be assessed, have a scan and be given an accurate diagnosis on the same day.

Our Senior Physiotherapist Guy Titman at Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness in Sheffield has completed specialist training in diagnostic ultrasound scanning and has scanned hundreds of patients.

The scan is non-invasive and painless. Guy will discuss findings of the scan on the screen during the consultation and a report will be written up and can be posted, emailed or available for you to collect from reception within 48 hours. We are unfortunately unable to provide a CD disc of scans taken from our machines.

We recommend a diagnostic ultrasound scan as an initial adjunct to treatment to allow us to thoroughly assess and provide an accurate diagnosis and plan.

If further investigation is required we will recommend you to have an MRI scan or X-ray in a more formal setting at the ultrasound consultation.

Please note we do NOT scan:

  • Lumps and bumps
  • The abdominal region
  • The spine
  • Hernias

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