Imaging in real time of soft tissue injuries such as tendon and ligaments, as well as joint and bone evaluation in certain areas.
Ultrasound also has the ability to assess blood flow through vessels, organs, and diseased tissues. The ultrasound machine generates high-frequency waves, which echo an image back to the machine. The procedure is noninvasive, does not use radiation or injected radioactive isotopes, takes real time images, and takes pictures of internal structures. It can be used in the localization, diagnosis, and treatment of many issues.