Share on facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share This

Rheumatology

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program

Janeth Yihn, MD using the musculoskeletal ultrasound at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. The Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Program at Tufts Medical Center uses cutting-edge equipment to diagnose and treat patients with musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. The musculoskeletal ultrasound generates real-time, high-resolution images of patients’ muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue, allowing our doctors to get a more precise view of the affected area.

During the ultrasound, a water-based gel is applied to the skin surface being examined. A small-hand held device called a transducer is then placed on the area. The transducer uses high-frequency sound waves to produce an image that shows the structure and movement of the patient’s internal organs, as well as blood flow.

Musculoskeletal ultrasounds are also used as a non-invasive way to treat pain and inflammation caused by musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Physicians are able to perform a safe and painless ultrasound-guided injection or aspiration to the affected area and provide relief within 30 minutes.  These procedures have proven less expensive and time-consuming than their CT-guided equivalents.

Rheumatology Fellows at Tufts Medical Center receive formal training in musculoskeletal ultrasounds early in their program, ensuring that the physicians performing these procedures are knowledgeable and well-trained. Patients are regularly followed-up with after their procedures.

Janeth Yinh, MD

Janeth Yinh, MD

Title(s): Rheumatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Rheumatology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5990
Fax #: 617-636-2388

General rheumatology, musculoskeletal ultrasound

More Info

Appointments may be scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5 pm. To make an appointment for all services, call 617-636-5990.


Call Us
617-636-5990