Rheumatoid arthritis is typically diagnosed through several blood tests, x-rays and ruling out other conditions. Many conditions can look like RA, but the correct diagnosis is essential to treatment. Early, aggressive treatment is important to halt the destruction of joints that occurs with rheumatoid arthritis.
When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), be prepared for having lots of pictures taken. Luckily, you won’t have to dress up or try to smile naturally. Imaging tests used for the diagnosis or management of RA are only concerned with what’s on the inside of your body. There are a number of different imaging tests that you may…