Eur J Radiol 2017 May 10;90:234-244. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
Department of Radiology, University of Foggia, Viale Luigi Pinto 1, Foggia, Italy; Department of Radiology, Scientific Institute Hospital "Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza", Viale Cappuccini 1, San Giovanni Rotondo, FG, Italy. Electronic address:
Ultrasonography (US) is a readily available non-invasive tool useful for the detection of musculoskeletal and soft tissue masses. Although X-Ray is often the first imaging study for evaluating both bone and soft tissue lesions, and magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography are mandatory in lesions staging, US is increasingly used for the early assessment of musculoskeletal and soft-tissue masses and for guiding procedures and biopsies. Surgical biopsy or fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is needed to ascertain the nature of any lesion. Read More