Both hands series (summary)

Dr Craig Hacking and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.
This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists

Both hands series (or both hands x-ray) is an investigation almost exclusively performed in the rheumatology service to assess patients with arthritis. It is not used in trauma.

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  • indications
    • assessment of patients with arthritis
  • procedure
    • x-ray of both hands side by side
  • similar series
    • hand series
      • distal humerus to mid-forearm
      • covers proximal radius and ulna
  • important pathology
    • rheumatoid arthritis
    • osteoarthritis
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  • Both hands x-ray (summary)

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