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Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of scans or tests might I need?
Depending on the suspected diagnosis there are a variety of different types of tests that may be required.
- Diagnostic ultrasound can be used as a very useful tool to provide an immediate diagnosis and often assess the severity of an injury. This is particularly useful in tendon injuries but can also be used in muscle, joint and bone problems. All of the clinic rooms are outfitted with high quality ultrasound machines, and Dr Thompson has expert training (i.e. PGCert in Diagnostic MSK Ultrasound) in their use for instantaneous diagnosis of sporting injuries.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is another common imaging modality utilised in the Sport & Exercise Medicine Clinic. This is a very safe scan which gives detailed information about the soft tissues and bones without exposing an individual to any radiation. You may be sent for an MRI scan at one of the very high quality facilities with whom we work.
- Dr Thompson also has easy access to an extensive range of other investigative tools, such as Computed Tomography (CT) scans, nerve conduction studies, blood tests and any other investigation which may be deemed appropriate in your case.
What other treatments are available?
As well as being a very effective tool for rapid diagnosis, ultrasound can also be used to aid treatment for certain types of injury. Dr Thompson offers diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound in all of his clinics. He is committed to using the least invasive treatment options available whenever possible, however on some occasions, other interventions – such as joint injections – can be required. Whenever possible Dr Thompson uses ultrasound for accurate guidance when performing these injections in order to make them as safe as they can be.
Pure Sports Medicine St Paul's
First Floor, One New Change, London EC4M 9AB
0203 595 1237
Blackberry Clinic Guilford
Meridian House, 9-11 Chertsey Street, Guildford, GU1 4HD
01483 455 327