Can Ankylosing Spondylitis Be Diagnosed with X-rays? Topic Guide

Can Ankylosing Spondylitis Be Diagnosed with X-rays? Can Ankylosing Spondylitis Be Diagnosed with X-rays?: X-rays of the spine and pelvis are one of the first-line tests used to check for bone changes in ankylosing spondylitis, but these changes often do not show up on X-rays early in the disease. Ankylosing spondylitis is diagnosed with a patient history, physical examination, X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scan, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, Power Doppler ultrasonography, HLA-B27 gene, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and C-reactive protein (CRP).

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