What Our Clients Say
"In the course of one year I saw an orthopedic, a neurologist, a physical therapist, acupuncturists, countless massage therapists, my primary care physician and a pain management specialist. None of them could diagnose my issue. After many x-rays and MRIís I gave up. Still in pain, having the quality of my life impacted and getting depressed. The universe sent me chiropractor Dr. Bradley Shapero who placed one phone call to Orthopedic Ultrasound (at 6:45PM mind you) and got my problem solved. After a year of tests and a lot of pain, in a couple of hours we had an 85% positive diagnosis which led to one more test to confirm the findings of the ultrasound.
Mike Jablon and his team of professionals at Orthopedic Ultrasound go beyond the call of duty. His approach is above and beyond demonstrating genuine care, comfort and concern with a true desire to identify problems and a partner in getting them solved. I am so grateful. Finally I am on the road to recovery with a group of individuals who genuinely care about the well-being of their patients."
Donna Bond, San Clemente
"Thank you for introducing me to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Being a busy orthopedic surgeon, it is difficult to keep up with all of the new developments in our field. This is especially true when it comes to diagnostic modalities. The information you provide is accurate, timely and specific.
In orthopedics, many patients present with general complaints of pain. While it true that a thorough clinical examination can help narrow down the possibilities, it is also true that quite often clinicians reach a point of uncertainty. Traditional imaging methods, such as MRI, when an insurance company can authorize them, more often than not produce non-specific reports. The UltraScan reports include a variety pathology, including bursitis, tenosynovitis, impingement syndrome, calcific tendinitis, etc., with equal accuracy. Your reports of full-thickness tears of the rotator cuff have never been wrong.
In addition to accurate information, the UltraScan procedures have no published contraindications. This is extremely useful when dealing with patients who have pacemakers, metal implants, are claustrophobic, pregnant, etc.
Thanks, again, for your great service."
Kipling Sharpe, M.D., Mezona Orthopaedic Professional Association
"Three years ago you first approached us about utilizing AUI Musculoskeletal Ultrasound procedures in our practice. At the time I was somewhat familiar with the techniques, however, I had not had the opportunity to use them during my training. My associate, Gary Busenkell, M.D., was a skeptic.
We have since become not only believers in the technology, but now use AUI UltraScan routinely to evaluate shoulder and knee injuries, eliminating the more costly MRI in most instances.
In addition to accurate and timely information, our patients actually enjoy watching their own body motion and appreciate that the procedures are not unpleasant and require a minimal amount of time to complete.
Thank you for providing excellent service and for your commitment to continued development of your techniques."
Anthony Theiler, M.D., Arizona Bone and Joint
"As a practicing Radiologist for 20 years, I was generally familiar with Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, as to its use predated MRI for soft tissue evaluation. I was certain, however, that MRI was the "Gold Standard" for evaluating musculoskeletal pathology. After watching a shoulder evaluation, it became clear that sonography offered a different set of benefits from MRI.
First, the resolution obtained with high-frequency transducers allows detailed depiction of superficial structures.
Second, sonography is portable, more available, and less expensive.
Third, interventional procedures, such as joint aspiration, can be guided with sonography once an abnormality is detected.
Fourth, and possibly most important, dynamic examination of sonography may detect abnormalities that are not obtainable with MRI.
Finally, there are several contraindications for MR imaging that do not exist with sonography.
Based on my experience over the past five years with Advanced Ultrasound Imaging, I believe that Ultrasound will become the primary imaging study for all soft-tissue abnormalities, with CT and MR secondary.
I encourage all physicians to consider utilizing musculoskeletal ultrasound procedures as a front-line diagnostic study for soft-tissue injury cases, with a special emphasis on shoulders and knees."
John H. Bode, D.O., Arizona Outpatient Radiology, Ltd.