Musculoskeletal Imaging

Musculoskeletal imaging is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology which involves ordering and interpreting medical images of bones, joints and associated soft tissues and diagnosing injuries and disease.

Musculoskeletal imaging radiologists use:
X-rays/plain radiography;
● Fluoroscopy (a continuous X-ray that creates moving images of the functioning of joints and soft tissue);
CT (computed tomography) scans;
Ultrasound which is used to image the anatomy and function of soft tissue around bones and joints;
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans;
● Imaging-guided pain management.

Last saved on 14 October 2016.