This scan is available to men from 16 years of age. (See the equivalent scan for women here)
The purpose is to examine the shoulder and rotator cuff for a range of conditions. This includes assessment of the joint, rotator cuff tendons, muscles, ligaments, bursa and soft-tissue swellings.
Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are to investigate the causes of shoulder pain, possible rotator cuff injury or tears, subacromial impingement (SAI), bursitis, calcific tendinosis and degenerative changes such as arthritis.
For shoulders please wear a blouse or separates which may need to be removed for the examination.
The opposite side may need to be assessed for comparison.
All of our first line ultrasound scans are optional. You must be at least 16 years old and you should have no existing medical condition or treatment pending that relates to the scan you are booking. If you are in any doubt about having any type of scan, you should consult your GP.