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A 33-year-old member asked:

what is the difference between musculoskeletal radiology and interventonal radiology?

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Dr. Jean Jeudy
Radiology 17 years experience
MSK & Interventional: MSK focuses more on diagnostic imaging of the bones, muscles, & joints. Interventional radiology (IR) is largely procedural and may span the gamut of vascular angiography, angioplasty, stent, or embolization; biopsies and drainages. MSK may have it's own procedure responsibilities including biopsies or joint aspiration but in many places these responsibilities are shared or done exclusively by IR
Dr. Andrea Lundell
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MSK vs. IR Radiology: Musculoskeletal and Interventional Radiology are 2 different fellowship training disciplines in Radiology. Once a Radiology resident completes 4 years of radiology residency training, he or she may then complete additional fellowship training in a variety of fields, including MSK (bones and joints) and IR (interventional procedures such as angiograms and stents).

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Slightly elevated d dimer but negative radiology tests. Whats up?

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Dr. Ted King
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Non specific test: I would put more stock in the negative radiology findings. A d-dimer that is slightly elevated is so non-specific that it is really not at all helpful is making a diagnosis of anything.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Neurologists both diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, right?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Not exactly: They usually treat problems related to the neurologic system that would involve both brain and peripheral problems regarding both diagnostics and treatment.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the work related musculoskeletal problems?

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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
A lot: There are a lot of different work related musculoskeletal problems. They can be over use issues. Strains, sprains or tendonitis. There can be compressive nerve issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Neck and back problems may be work related as well.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Has anyone ever gotten tested for colitis using only radiology?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes.: Picks up only severe disease. Colonoscopy DX choice!
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for musculoskeletal conditions?

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Dr. Daniel Dorfman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Multiple tests: The tests available are dependent on the conditions at hand. First and foremost a comprehensive history and physical exam is needed to identify the problem and direct the appropriate testing. Most commonly, x-ray, ct scan, mri, and diagnostic ultrasound are used for additional diagnosis. Certain blood tests can screen for systemic arthritic conditions.

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