Arthritis and other diseases of the musculoskeletal system can decrease your overall quality of life and, in some severe cases, become debilitating. X-rays can be used as a diagnostic tool to help your rheumatologist accurately diagnose the type and severity of your condition and devise a comprehensive treatment plan accordingly.
Susan A. Baker, MD, FACR is an experienced rheumatologist and internal medicine doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of arthritic and related conditions. Dr. Baker in Los Angeles provides individualized treatment plans for all her patients, which may or may not include the use of x-rays. Learn more about x-ray services and other diagnostic techniques by calling Dr. Baker in Los Angeles at (310) 274–7770 today.
X-Rays as a Diagnostic Tool
- Assess any existing bone damage
- Rule out injury or other joint diseases
- Have a baseline measure for comparison during and after treatment
- Thoroughly examine joint and surrounding tissue structure
Q: Who should perform an X-Ray for arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases?
Q: How should I prepare for an x-ray with my internal medicine specialist?
Q: Will there be any discomfort during my x-ray?
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Contact Beverly Hills Rheumatologist and Internal Medicine Specialist Today
Susan A. Baker is an experienced internal medicine specialist and rheumatologist with a thriving practice in Beverly Hills. Considered an expert in her field, Dr. Baker has helped countless individuals suffering from arthritis and various other musculoskeletal diseases manage their symptoms, improve their quality of life, and return to everyday activities. To schedule a one-on-one consultation or address any questions you may have regarding x-rays and other lab services, feel free to call (310) 274–7770 or fill out the online contact form at your earliest convenience.
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