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MSK Ultrasound

Evaluating and Treating MSK Conditions

Ultrasound is frequently ordered to evaluate or treat musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions related to joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and tendons. A clinical exam by your physician may have provided an initial assessment. This follow-up tool is used by our MSK-specialized radiologists to further evaluate a specific area and provide more detailed information to provide exceptional accuracy in the interpretation of a structure or condition, and help speed a diagnosis.

Ultrasound also is used as an interventional tool to help treat certain MSK conditions where therapeutic injections or procedures can provide welcome relief to your symptoms.  

Our team of ultrasound technologists will tend to your total care by providing a warm and welcoming environment, communicating with you every step of the way. Knowledgeable and highly-trained, they know how to get the best images for your study while ensuring your comfort and ease.  

Locations

Washington, DC
University Medical Building
2141 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
P: 202-223-9722 | F: 202-659-2819
HOURS: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Limited Services Available

Hours vary by service. See this page for details.


Bethesda, MD
Camalier Building
10215 Fernwood Road, Suite 103, Bethesda, MD 20817
P: 301-564-1053 | F: 301-493-8522
HOURS: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Limited Services Available
Fairfax, VA
Four Seasons Three
3022 Williams Drive, Suites 104, 200, 204, Fairfax, VA 22031
P: 703-698-8800 | F: 703-573-2318
HOURS: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Limited Services Available

Hours vary by service. See this page for details.

Sterling, VA
Lakeside @ Loudoun Tech Center I
21351 Ridgetop Circle, Suites 100, 150, Sterling, VA 20166
P: 571-434-0140 | F: 571-434-0144
HOURS: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., September 25 (screening mammograms only)
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., October 2 (screening mammograms only)
Chevy Chase, MD
Chase Tower
4445 Willard Avenue, Suite 200, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
P: 301-654-4242 | F: 301-907-7414
HOURS: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Hours vary by service. See this page for details.

Preparing For Your MSK Ultrasound Exam

Patient peace of mind starts with the right preparation. To obtain the best possible study results, it is important that you follow the instructions below.

During scheduling, a Washington Radiology team member will review with you the preparation instructions specific to your MSK MRI exam. These instructions are repeated here for easy reference.

In addition to the written order from your doctor, please remember to bring to your appointment any prior images or reports from outside Washington Radiology if related to the reason for your visit with us.  

If you have any follow-up questions about these important MSK Ultrasound preparations, please contact the Washington Radiology office where your exam is scheduled and ask to speak with the nurse.