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Medical imaging comprises different imaging modalities and processes to image human body for diagnostic and treatment purposes. It is also used to follow the course of a disease already diagnosed and/or treated.
When considering the role of imaging in the management of symptomatic, peripheral joint osteoarthritis (OA) in clinical practice, clinicians should be aware that radiography has its drawbacks, and also consider that the use of advanced imaging techniques such as MRI should not be discouraged.