Musculoskeletal imaging is a sub-specialty of diagnostic radiology which involves ordering and interpreting medical images of bones, joints and associated soft tissues and diagnosing injuries and disease.
Musculoskeletal imaging radiologists use:
– X-rays/plain radiography;
– Fluoroscopy (a continuous X-ray that creates moving images of the functioning of joints and soft tissue);
– CT (computed tomography) scans;
– Ultrasound which is used to image the anatomy and function of soft tissue around bones and joints;
– MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans;
– Imaging-guided pain management.