Ultrasound in sports medicine--a critical evaluation

Eur J Radiol. 2007 Apr;62(1):79-85. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2007.01.029. Epub 2007 Feb 27.


This article will discuss the aspects of sports medicine where ultrasound imaging has advantages when compared to MRI looking at the strengths and weaknesses of ultrasound in the context of diagnosis and management. It will also assess the use of ultrasound in therapy including guided injections and current thoughts on novel forms of treatment. We will particularly emphasise the role of ultrasound imaging in the management of injuries of tendon, ligament and muscle.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnostic imaging*
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Sports Medicine*
  • Ultrasonic Therapy*
  • Ultrasonography