What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: David D Sherry, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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CT scanning is the best method for analyzing bony abnormalities, but it has been largely superseded by MRI in the overall assessment of JIA. The major disadvantage of CT scanning is that it involves a substantial radiation dose. Perform CT scanning of the long bones when considering osteoid osteoma is suspected.


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