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A 29-year-old male asked:

will the following imaging study show scapular bursitis: xray shoulder rt 3 views complete - axillary, ap, and true ap views?

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Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: Plain xrays will not show soft tissue problems like bursitis. Usually a physical exam is all that's needed to make the diagnosis. Occasionally MRI is needed.

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