Re: A plain radiograph in back pain
Thank you Dr Whitehouse and Mr Goh for your useful and constructive comments. Professor Howlett and I understand and accept that newer guidance will result in increasing use of MR in assessing this condition, with reduced use of plain film. However, as a learning case, this XR is a good example of the classical features of longstanding ankylosing spondondylitis. As this type of XR still appears in undergraduate and postgraduate exams, trainees need to be aware of the appearances.
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