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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging of the musculoskeletal system provides pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue throughout the body, helping consultants diagnose and treat rheumatic conditions.

Patients can benefit from specialist musculoskeletal ultrasound services at both Cannock Chase Hospital and New Cross Hospital.

New Cross site

Ultrasound services are provided by our musculoskeletal radiologists.

Cannock Chase Hospital Site

Our services are delivered by a team of dedicated musculoskeletal ultrasound staff, including:

I am a radiographer by background and trained in diagnostic ultrasound in 1996, specialising in musculoskeletal ultrasound in 2002, working in Radiology.

In 2008 I joined the rheumatology team at Cannock Chase Hospital in a new post as a consultant sonographer/research fellow. The post is shared between Cannock, Keele University and the Haywood Hospital, Stoke on Trent and I spend part of my week at each centre.

My role is to develop diagnostic ultrasound and guided injection services at both hospitals, and to provide a link between clinical practice and research in the context of a relatively new field of musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology services.

This post has enabled both Trusts to develop a rheumatology ultrasound service and facilitate research into diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory disease.

I am also involved in the training of other Health care professionals in the use of ultrasound, both diagnostic and guided injections.

I run national study days and am a regular speaker on ultrasound and guided injections on national courses and at several universities.  I am founder and Chair of the Musculoskeletal Sonographer Special Interest Group and a member of the National Ultrasound Governance Committee.

I qualified as a registered General Nurse in 1987 and after working in Gynaecology, Acute Medicine and Intensive Care I joined Rheumatology in 1993.

For 10 years I managed the Rheumatology Day unit during which time I extended my skills and knowledge and have completed extended study in the management of rheumatological conditions, intra articular injections and focused ultrasound.

I now utilise all of these skills in the musculoskeletal ultrasound department performing intra articular injections with or without ultrasound and focused diagnostic scans.

My role is to facilitate the treatment of patients for joint injections within the team and to perform some focused ultrasound scans as part of the diagnostic service in rheumatology.

I am also involved in training and provide a link for other health care professionals for training and updating in guided and unguided injections.

This is a new, exciting and evolving post, and I am one of only a handful of nurses nationwide who have the skill and knowledge to use ultrasound in rheumatology for diagnostics and injections.

Our administration support service is available Monday to Friday, from 9am until 4.30pm. 

Division / Speciality

Division 3 


New Cross Hospital
Wolverhampton Road
WV10 0QP

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You will be advised of the location by the radiology team. 

Rheumatology Centre
First Floor
Cannock Chase Hospital
Brunswick Road
WS11 5XY

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Contact Details

Cannock  Chase Hospital:
01543 576886

New Cross Hospital:
You will be advised of the contact details directly by the radiology team

A Teaching Trust of the University of Birmingham

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New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton WV10 0QP
Telephone: 01902 307999

Cannock Chase Hospital Brunswick Road Cannock WS11 5XY
Telephone: 01543 572757

West Park Hospital Park Road West Wolverhampton WV11 4PW
Telephone: 01902 444000