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Does bursitis show up on an x-ray?
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Dr. Timothy Mosher
Radiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Bursitis is a focal area of inflammation that sometimes can accumulate fluid producing a lump.
Ifs the inflammation is substantial it may produce finding on the x-ray. Mri is more sensitive in detecting the inflammation associated with bursitis.

In brief: Sometimes
Bursitis is a focal area of inflammation that sometimes can accumulate fluid producing a lump.
Ifs the inflammation is substantial it may produce finding on the x-ray. Mri is more sensitive in detecting the inflammation associated with bursitis.
Dr. Timothy Mosher
Dr. Timothy Mosher
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
In brief: No
Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, a fluid filled sac around a joint.
It is a soft tissue structure that is not seen on x-rays. Bursitis may be seen with an ultrasound.

In brief: No
Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, a fluid filled sac around a joint.
It is a soft tissue structure that is not seen on x-rays. Bursitis may be seen with an ultrasound.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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