Imaging Guidelines

  • Maurice Barry


  • Doctors new to rheumatology almost always over-order plain radiographs

  • Radiographs do not commonly make the diagnosis in rheumatology; it is usually clinical

  • Radiographs of most newly painful joints will be unremarkable apart from age-related changes


Public Health Spinal Cord Soft Tissue Radiation Dose General Practice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurice Barry
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  1. 1.James Connolly Memorial HospitalDublinIreland

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