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Investigation of rheumatic disease 

Investigation of rheumatic disease
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Investigation of rheumatic disease
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10.1093/med/9780199229994.003.0002
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date: 31 May 2020

Plain radiography 24

Ultrasound 26

Computed tomography 30

Magnetic resonance imaging 34

Radionuclide imaging 36

Autoimmune serology 38

Synovial fluid analysis 42

Clinical neurophysiology 44

Plain films remain the most commonly used imaging modality for the investigation of rheumatic disease despite the advent of more complex techniques. There are a number of reasons for this:...

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