General MSK by Disease Category Disease processes often follow predictable patterns of radiographic change Disease processes usually follow particular distribution patterns Pretest probability enhances image interpretation and directed reporting
General MSK Disease Categories –Arthropathy –Infection –Congenital –Vascular –Tumor
Arthropathy Characteristics –Bone density –Erosions –Alignment Distribution –Poly vs mono –Symmetric vs asymmetric –Peripheral small vs central large
General MSK Radiology is a four-year residency Pathology generally follows a predictable imaging pattern Knowledge of patterns can enhance image interpretation
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