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Table 2 Skeletal imaging survey in patients with mucopolysaccharidoses

From: The role of imaging in the skeletal involvement of mucopolysaccharidoses

  Baseline Follow-up
Cervical spine A-P, L-L radiographs standing upright
MRI
Yearlya
Thoracolumbar spine A-P, L-L radiographs standing upright
MRI
Yearlya
Hips/pelvis A-P radiograph Yearlya
Lower extremities A-P radiograph standing upright Yearlya
Forearms A-P radiograph  
Hands A-P radiograph  
Feet A-P radiograph  
  1. A-P anteroposterior, L-L lateral-lateral, MRI magnetic resonance imaging
  2. aYearly radiography frequency depends on the type of patient clinical manifestation and might be appropriate only for those patients presenting significant kyphosis and/or suffering from spinal pain; MRI is preferred for those patients with neurological problems as it allows better imaging of the spine and a related spinal cord compression