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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Arthritis and Rheumatism
I got to get a full body bone scan. I have rheumatiod arthritis. Will joint damage from my RA show up on a bone scan that will not on an x-ray?
Bond scan primarily shows joints that are inflamed. Actual damage shows up on X-rays, but MRI is even more sensitive than X-ray at detecting damage.
Irving Kushner, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University