Diagnostic Ultrasound Specialist

Whether Xrays, MRI or CT, most imaging services offered by physicians provide only a snapshot of what is going on. The doctors at Central Massachusetts Podiatry utilize high frequency ultrasound as a non-invasive way to evaluate tissues instantaneously. 

Diagnostic Ultrasound Q & A

What is diagnostic ultrasound?

Diagnostic ultrasound is similar to the ultrasound device used to image fetuses in their mother’s womb. Our podiatrists use a similar machine to evaluate tendons, bone, ligaments and joints in real-time. Unlike xrays or MRI, our physicians can move and stress joints while imaging to get a more complete understanding of an injury or what may be causing pain.

How does ultrasound work? 

Diagnostic ultrasound involves the use of a small hand-piece that emits high frequency sound waves. These waves will then travel through and bounce off tissues, like an echo, which are also “listened to” by the hand-piece. The echoes are then translated into a live image on a small computer screen which our doctors interpret for you. It is painless and completely safe with zero radiation. 

What is diagnostic ultrasound used for?

Drs Feldman, Saviet and Pelto use diagnostic ultrasound to evaluate many different conditions. All manner of tendon and ligamentous injuries can be evaluated, particularly ones that can be “stressed” or need to move a certain way. Similarly, it can be used to evaluate joint movements in real-time. Importantly, if an area of interest is identified, our doctors can use the ultrasound imaging to direct a treatment to the precise location it is needed. They utilize it for placing steroid injections, amniotic tissue allograft injections, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections or directing shockwave treatments. This helps increase the efficacy (effectiveness of outcome) of nearly all interventions.

Insurances We Accept:

We participate with most local and many national insurance plans. However, it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services. Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our billing office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.

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