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New ultrasound technology helps Phoebe physicians

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Dr. Kiyoshi Yamazaki Dr. Kiyoshi Yamazaki
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

New technology is helping Phoebe Putney physicians get a better look at a patient's anatomy.

This is a musculoskeletal ultrasound. It's similar to the machine used to look at a baby in the womb.

It allows physicians to look at high definition, shallow images of muscles, bones and tendons while they conduct procedures.

Many physicians are trained to do blind injections, but this machine helps them guide the needle.

"Every single persons human body differs slightly from the next. And because of that this technology allows us to dodge unexpected changes that maybe are only in your anatomy or another person's anatomy that we would not expect to be there but we'd only realize when we ran into it," said Dr. Kiyoshi Yamazaki, a sports medicine physician.

He has been conducting these ultrasound guided injects at Phoebe Orthopaedic Specialty Group for more than a year.

Dr. Yamazaki says this allows folks to get high-tech care close to home. "This way it really fills in that gap and allows for South Georgians to have a place to come that's not 4, 5 hours away or a plane flight away, but in fact right here in Albany."

 

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