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A 46-year-old female asked:

I have sclerosis of si joint shown on xray & spondyloarthropathy. neck, spine, lower back & hip pain. having mri of pelvis to see if fusion in spine. can sclerosis of neck be missed even though it was shown in si joint? asking for mri of neck too. ty?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Get rheumatologist: There appears to be a widespread arthritic issue here, but I do not see a unifying diagnosis. Appropriate radiological studies should provide reliable anatomical answers, but do not understand your concern regarding something "missed". You need to get this entire picture clarified, especially at your age. (e.g., do you have ankylosing spondylitis, or an inflammatory arthropathy?)
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