Imaging of Musculoskeletal Disorders

This tutorial covers the principles of imaging diseases of joints and bones. The main focus is on plain X-ray images with examples of other imaging modalities including CT, Ultrasound and MRI, to help explain key concepts.

Before starting this tutorial it is suggested that you first read the tutorial - Musculoskeletal X-ray - General principles.

The tutorial does not specifically cover trauma, please see the trauma tutorials on the main tutorials page.

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Page edited by: Dr Richard Smith BSc MSc MBBS FRCP PGDip - Consultant Rheumatologist (Read bio)

Last reviewed: January 2020