Ultrasound or sonography uses a small probe or “transducer” to send high-frequency sound waves into the body and catch the reflected sound waves. These reflected sound waves create images of body parts. This technology is similar to sonar technology. To enhance the signal strength, the technologist or physician will place special gel on the body prior to placing the probe on the skin. Ultrasound exams are safe, painless and do not use ionizing radiation.
Dr. Joel Newman, Chairman, lectures nationally and has numerous publications on the subject of musculoskeletal ultrasound. His expertise is unique in the Boston area. Dr. Newman has special experience evaluating rotator cuff repairs and postoperative symptoms, particularly if the patient cannot have an MRI.
At the NEBH Department of Radiology, we perform a variety of ultrasound-guided procedures such as paralabral cyst aspiration and popliteal cyst aspiration.