Soft Tissue Ultrasound in Ottawa

Our expert radiology team in Ottawa uses soft tissue ultrasounds to help evaluate the cause of fluid collection, trauma, or tears in the soft tissue.

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General Ultrasounds, Ottawa

What is a Soft Tissue Ultrasound?

A soft tissue ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure used to look at and assess the soft tissues around joints, tendons, and muscles. It employs a transducer that emits ultrasound waves at an inaudible frequency. These are converted into images of the tissues.

Soft tissue ultrasounds can help evaluate for fluid collections, trauma, tumour and tears in the soft tissue. They can also be done to evaluate for baker cysts, lumps felt in the skin or lumps felt after trauma or surgery.

A Doppler ultrasound may also be part of your soft tissue ultrasound, which is a special technique used to check soft tissues for inflammation.

The Soft Tissue Ultrasound Procedure

The patient is either seated in a chair or lying on a bed. A clear gel is applied to the area being examined. It may be necessary to wear a gown or take a particular position to assess the area of concern.

The sonographer uses the transducer to assess and capture images of the region of interest.

Following a soft tissue ultrasound, no special care is required. Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, you can resume your regular diet and activities.

  • I enjoy meeting my patients and getting to know their stories. No matter why you need an ultrasound, I and the rest of my team are here to thoroughly assess your examination. Our advanced equipment and qualified expertise mean you get clear, efficient results.
    - Dr. Geoff Doherty

Patient Preparation

Here is what you can expect during each phase of the soft tissue ultrasound process, along with details on what to bring with you to your appointment at our clinic in Orléans, Ottawa.

Soft Tissue Ultrasound FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about soft tissue ultrasounds at Premier Imaging.

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