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Does patellar tendonitis show in the MRI or xr?
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Dr. Mazen Ghani
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In brief: MRI

In brief: MRI
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Depends on extent. Minor tendinitis may not show even on MRI. But if u r asking which is a better test to diagnose tendinitis, the X-ray is useless - it can't resolve soft tissue very well, which is what u need to look at to see the tendon. MRI has much better chances of finding something.
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