The Huffington Post—March 17, 2010
Both statements, although somewhat factual, are not totally accurate. The main question is what detail is needed and what is the most appropriate and cost effective imaging examination All of the different types of imaging techniques play a unique role in diagnosing a painful total joint replacement, and have their advantages and drawbacks specific to joint replacement imagery.
If you are considering a total joint replacement or currently have one and need imaging to evaluate pain or discomfort, speak with your physician about all of the available imaging options. Know your options and make sure your referring physician knows what information he/she is looking for when ordering an imaging study.
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