Diagnose shoulder injury – assessment of the rotator cuff (€140)
A shoulder ultrasound scan serves to image the tendons of the rotator cuff. The most common reason for referral for this procedure is shoulder pain. It is a quick, non-invasive way of confirming or excluding certain pathology in relation to the particular tendons and structures that are imaged.
This scan examines
The biceps tendon and sheath
The subscapularis tendon
The supraspinatus tendon
The subdeltoid bursa
The infraspinatus tendon
The teres minor muscle
The acromioclavicular joint
Typical requests include
How to prepare for a shoulder ultrasound
No preparation is necessary.
What to expect from a shoulder ultrasound?
Ultrasound gel is placed on the patient’s shoulder and the structures of interest are scanned with an ultrasound probe. Multiple images of these structures are taken for analysis by a consultant radiologist. The results of the scan will be sent to the patient’s referring doctor within 48 hours of the examination being carried out.