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The ESO Clinic offers the facility of a diagnostic ultrasound for the assessment of musculo-skeletal disorders.

Fees

ESO referred patient £45.00
Externally referred patient £65.00

Opening Times

Thursday morning 9.00am – 12.45pm

What is Diagnostic Ultrasound?

The ESO Clinic uses the latest ultrasound technology to scan specific areas of the body allowing us the ability to confirm a clinical diagnosis of various soft tissue injuries or disorders. The handheld scanner emits high frequency sound waves to generate a picture of the layers of tissue underneath the skin. Ultrasound imaging is the safest and least intrusive of all the imaging procedures, meaning very little risk to the patient.

What Does the MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound Clinic Offer?

The latest developments in ultrasound unit technology make it possible for the ESO to offer an imaging service to further help in the assessment and diagnosis of musculo-skeletal disorders in patients.

It allows us to assess the structure and function of joint systems and their surrounding tissues in a dynamic way. Obtaining high quality images, together with the referring clinician’s knowledge, and understanding of underlying anatomical and pathological features of the patient’s condition will lead to more effective treatment and management strategies.

This clinic is headed by our Consultant Imaging Specialist, who teaches our students their diagnostic imaging course and has over twenty years’ experience in orthopaedic and clinical research in joint disease. As a teaching clinic, ESO students have the opportunity to see the benefits of using ultrasound for patient assessment first hand.

Who Can Refer Me?

All patients at the ESO Clinic may be referred directly through their student practitioner. External referrals are welcome from GPs or other medical professionals.

Referral Forms

A referral form will need to be completed by the patient’s clinician; forms are available to download below.  Please note: the completed referral form needs to be with Clinic by 12 noon on the Wednesday prior to your appointment.

How Long Does the Appointment Last?

The imaging process will last for approximately thirty minutes.  A written report will be sent out to the referring clinician, usually within three working days of the consultation. The referring clinician is welcome to attend the consultation with the patient, or a chaperone may be provided by the ESO.

Why Choose the ESO Clinic

The ESO Clinic is unique in offering a musculo-skeletal diagnostic ultrasound clinic for its patients as an in-house facility as well as being open to external referrals. We have been providing osteopathic treatment for over 35 years with consistently high quality of clinical care well known across the area. Students, under the supervision of experienced tutors, carry out over 20,000 treatments a year, which bears testimony to this. We have 21 treatment rooms, a large free car park and can offer same day appointments.

Clinic Team

Contact our experts to learn what osteopathy can do for you.

Lance Bird

Med Imaging Lecturer

Guide to MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound Clinic

To download a copy of our information guide in PDF format (Adobe Reader required), simply click on the image opposite. We hope you find this useful and informative.

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MSK Diagnostic Ultrasound Referral Form

Plese download one of the referral forms, fill it in electronically, save it and email it to clinic@eso.ac.uk.

Alternatively you can print it off, fill it in and post it to us at the address on the form.

ESO-Musculo-Skeletal-Ultrasound-Clinic-online-Referral-Form-PDF