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Diagnostic Ultrasound is a non-invasive medical imaging technology that uses high frequency sound waves to form an image of body tissues. Information obtained from these images can be used along with other patient data in order to arrive at a medical diagnosis.
At McKinney Injury Rehab & Chiropractic our sonographers have excellent communication and critical thinking skills and work very well with patients regardless of their circumstances. Because diagnostic ultrasound is a progressive medical science, our Doctors of Chiropractic and Sonographers are continuously working to maintain their knowledge and expertise through participation in continuing medical education. Sonographers and Doctors of Chiropractic work in tandem in order to arrive at a diagnosis for our valued patients.
Ultrasound, when compared to other imaging modalities, like MRI and CT, is a relatively low cost, non-invasive procedure that does not utilize either magnetic fields or ionizing radiation (x-rays).Diagnostic Ultrasound Uses:
· The Vascular System
· Soft Tissues & Joints
· Decrease Pain & Stiffness
· SpasmsTherapeutic Ultrasound McKinney, TX
Therapeutic ultrasound is a form of deep heat therapy created by sound waves. When applied to soft tissues and joints, the sound waves are a form of micro-massage that help reduce swelling, increase blood flow, and decrease pain, stiffness, and spasms.
The waves are generated by a piezoelectric effect caused by the vibration of crystals within the head of the wand/probe. The sound waves that pass through the skin cause a vibration of the local tissues. This vibration or cavitation can cause a deep heating locally though usually no sensation of heat will be felt by the patient. In situations where a heating effect is not desirable, such as a fresh injury with acute inflammation, the ultrasound can be pulsed rather than continuously transmitted.