There is no preparation required for this ultrasound scan.
This scann take approximately 15 minutes.
Ultrasound of the shoulder is a fast, relatively cheap and dynamic way to examine the rotator cuff and is particularity useful in diagnosing:
- Shoulder impingement
- Shoulder instability
- Rotator cuff disorders
The examination requires attention to technique and appropriate patient positioning. A high-frequency probe (7-12 MHz) probe is required to give sufficient anatomical resolution, and the examination can be performed from either in front or behind.