Ultrasound gains ground in musculoskeletal imaging of Olympians

03/31/2014 | AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Diagnostic ultrasound increasingly helps physicians identify musculoskeletal injuries in Olympic athletes, according to a presentation by Bill Moreau, managing director of the U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Division, at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine meeting. Diagnostic ultrasound is an immediate, noninvasive means of assessing acute injuries, and it can also provide crucial follow-up monitoring. The medical team at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center clinic has increasingly relied upon ultrasound, ordering 284 studies in 2012 compared with 33 in 2011.

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