A 37-year-old female asked:
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Chronic pain & grinding sounds scapula/thoracic area. Had X-ray and it was clear. Can I have a ulstrasound instead of MRI I am highly claustrophobic ?

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Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Yes you can: Ultrasound in the hands of a trained sonographer can provide valuable information about the rotator cuff muscles. Still MRI is the best way to go. There are ways to get around the clostrophobia such as open magnets or sedation. Talk to your doctor for the best way to go. Best wishes
Answered on Sep 26, 2016
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