CPMR is the one of only a few Central Illinois medical offices utilizing musculoskeletal ultrasound. For many patients, treatments done under ultrasound can be more effective.
At CPMR, we use musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK/US) to help diagnose injuries to muscles, ligaments and joints. MSK Ultrasound has become extremely popular not just for diagnostic imaging of musculoskeletal structures, but the application of ultrasound in pain medicine is a rapidly growing imaging modality in interventional pain management.
Ultrasound guided injections are significantly more accurate than non-ultrasound guided injections. These injections are used at all joints, including the ankle and elbow. By delivering targeted treatment to the exact site of pain, ultrasound helps improve the precision, safety, and effectiveness of the injection procedure.
Ultrasound has many significant advantages over X-rays, MRI and CT scans. These include:
Ultrasound may be used to help diagnose orthopedic problems such as: