Musculoskeletal imaging is a subspecialty 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