Which imaging studies are used to diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?

Updated: Aug 04, 2021
  • Author: Christie M Bartels, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Answer

The following imaging studies may be used to evaluate patients with suspected SLE:

  • Joint radiography

  • Chest radiography and chest CT scanning

  • Echocardiography

  • Brain MRI/MRA

  • Cardiac MRI


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