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Joong Mo Ahn

, Yusuf Menda

, and Georges Y. El-Khoury

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date: 21 May 2022

Each modality of imaging—digital radiography, multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine studies—has its own advantages and disadvantages

Conventional radiography is the best for initial evaluation of a musculoskeletal problem

MDCT rapid survey of multiple trauma patients is easily performed using the new high speed computed tomography scanners

MRI is the imaging modality of choice for internal derangement of the knee and other soft tissue injuries

Radionuclide bone imaging is most suitable for screening the whole skeleton for metastases

Positron emission tomography is useful for identification of tumour, inflammation, and infection.

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