The American Society of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
The American Society of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (ASMU) is a physician’s membership organization created to provide comprehensive information about, as well as constituting a professional directory for physicians and the general public, listing those professionals who either endorse or have used the testing modality known as Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound technology uses diagnostic ultrasound to image the soft tissue of the body. Just as ultrasound is used to image an unborn fetus, evaluate the heart and internal organs, doctors also rely on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound to image muscles, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissue. This modality has the distinct advantage of visualizing the body in motion (dynamic) and has no known contraindications to its use. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound testing can be performed when other diagnostic tests are or may be unavailable. Claustrophobic patients or those with metal implants, cardiac pacemakers, women who are pregnant, and the very young or very old, pose no problem for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound examinations.
Many Physicians have used Musculoskeletal Ultrasound to evaluate soft tissue problems. By so doing, they have been able to save their patients unnecessary discomfort, while, at the same time providing accurate, detailed, and comprehensive diagnostic information. While this testing modality is not the only test that may be employed for certain injuries and conditions, it is The Best Diagnostic Test For Muscle, Tendon, & Joint Disorders. It is a dynamic instead of a static test, and truly does Image the Body In Motion. Finally, it reduces costs to the carriers who must ultimately bear the financial burden of diagnostic testing.