What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA)?

Updated: Jun 10, 2020
  • Author: Carlos J Lozada, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Computed tomography (CT) is rarely used in the diagnosis of primary osteoarthritis. However, it may be used in the diagnosis of malalignment of the patellofemoral joint or of the foot and ankle joints.


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