Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

  • Angel Bueno
  • Jose Martel
  • Ana Sanz
Part of the Learning Imaging book series (LEARN)


Until the beginning of the millennium, ultrasound had offered, in the musculoskeletal system, a performance well below those of magnetic resonance, thus contributing to a poor penetration and limited use of this technique. However, the gradual improvement in ultrasound technology has had a special impact on the exploration of the musculoskeletal system, making ultrasound to become from a complementary test into an exploration of choice for many lesions, especially in the muscle and the surface. The most important factor has been the emergence of high-resolution linear transducers, sometimes of very small size, which allow exploring superficial structures with a spatial resolution that exceeds that obtained with conventional magnetic resonance and at lower cost.


Rotator Cuff Achilles Tendon Giant Cell Tumor Tendon Sheath Glomus Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angel Bueno
    • 1
  • Jose Martel
    • 1
  • Ana Sanz
    • 1
  1. 1.Diagnóstico por ImagenHospital Universitario Fundación AlcorcónAlcorcónSpain

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