OSTEOARTHRITIS: You can rely on radiography when managing OA, but not too much!
When considering the role of imaging in the management of symptomatic, peripheral joint osteoarthritis (OA) in clinical practice, clinicians should be aware that radiography has its drawbacks, and also consider that the use of advanced imaging techniques such as MRI should not be discouraged.
Refers to Sakellariou, G, et al. EULAR recommendations for the use of imaging in the clinical management of peripheral joint osteoarthritis. Ann. Rheum. Dis.http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2016–210815 (2017)