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Radiological Investigations

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Radiological studies of the shoulder can assist in the diagnostic pathway in a wide variety of conditions. The appropriate imaging studies will depend on the nature of the suspected pathology, and the correct radiological investigation should be guided by accurate clinical history and examination. Plain X-ray is frequently the initial imaging investigation of choice, with more advanced imaging techniques e.g. ultrasound, MRI and CT selected, dependent upon the clinical and plain X-ray findings. This chapter aims to highlight and review the imaging modalities available to assess the various shoulder pathologies, describing their common indications as well as their clinical applications.

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Basu, S., Temperley, D. (2017). Radiological Investigations. In: Monga, P., Funk, L. (eds) Diagnostic Clusters in Shoulder Conditions. Springer, Cham.

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