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With the advent of improved modalities of therapy it has become increasingly important to make an early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. The early clinical features and serologic changes in this disease are often stressed, but early radiologic changes are frequently ignored. This book gives a detailed and comprehensive description of the roentgen changes in rheumatoid arthritis, with emphasis on the early changes.
After a brief clinical review of rheumatoid arthritis and an introduction to roentgenographic technique, the major chapters deal with the systematic description of changes found in each joint. Attention is paid to soft tissues, cortical changes, erosions, osteoporosis,
Roentgen Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;73:876. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-5-876_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(5):876.
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