Patient’s history and physical examination is always the first step in search of the diagnosis of diseases affecting extremities. In the next step, clinicians often need help from various imaging modalities, especially if bone or joint disease is suspected. The most important technique for the imaging of bone and joint diseases is radiography.
After reviewing this article, the student should be able to:
- Explain the limitations and dosage of radiation exposure.
- Define the imaging techniques for diagnosis of bone disease.
- Identify when and when not conventional X-Rays should be performed.