Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints throughout the body. It is used to help diagnose sprains, strains, tears, and other soft tissue conditions. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.
Once taken, your ultrasound images are sent to Rheumatology Overread Services to be read and interpreted. The reading and interpretation service is a separate service and as such, it is billed separately.
Rheumatology Overread Services will file your initial claim (for the reading and interpretation of your ultrasound) with your insurance. However, you may also still receive an invoice for any uncovered costs e.g., copays, deductibles, or out-of-network fees.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound has become an established imaging technique for the diagnosis and management of rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders. Arthritis Consultants of Tidewater offers the following ultrasound studies onsite: