Imaging tests (X-rays) and JIAIImaging tests (X-rays) and JIAImaging tests (X-rays) and JIAEnglishRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNPLori Tucker, MDAdam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPC5.0000000000000081.0000000000000213.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover how X-rays are used to rule out conditions that may be similar to arthritis. X-rays are also used to monitor bone damage in arthritis.</p><p>An X-ray is a type of radiation that passes through the body. The amount of radiation that passes through the body in an X-ray is very small. An X-ray leaves a shadow of one's bones on a photograph. It gives the doctor information on the size, shape, and location of the bones and certain organs. This information can help diagnose a condition. It is also called radiography.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>X-rays allow doctors to see the size, shape and location of the bones and certain organs.</li> <li>X-rays are not used to diagnose JIA but to exclude other conditions.</li> <li>X-rays will not cause damage to your child's body.</li></ul>
Tests d’imagerie : Rayons X et l'AIJTTests d’imagerie : Rayons X et l'AIJImaging tests (x-rays) and JIAFrenchRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNPLori Tucker, MDAdam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPC5.0000000000000081.00000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Cette page décrit comment les rayons X sont utilisés pour écarter des maladies qui peuvent ressembler à L'arthrite. Les rayons X servent aussi à surveiller l'érosion osseuse causée par l'arthrite. </p><h2>Que sont les rayons X?</h2> <p>Un rayon X est un type de radiation qui passe à travers le corps. Cet examen est aussi appelé une radiographie. La quantité de radiation qui traverse le corps lors d’une radiographie est très faible. Un rayon X laisse une empreinte des os sur une photographie. Cet examen donne au médecin de l’information sur la grosseur, la forme et la position des os et de certains organes. Cette information peut aider à diagnostiquer une maladie.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les radiographies permettent au médecin de voir la taille, la forme et l’emplacement des os et de certains organes.</li> <li>Elles ne servent pas à diagnostiquer l’AIJ mais à écarter la possibilité que votre enfant soit atteint d’autres roubles.</li> <li>Les rayons X n’endommagent pas l’organisme de votre enfant.</li></ul>

 

 

Imaging tests (X-rays) and JIA1060.00000000000Imaging tests (X-rays) and JIAImaging tests (X-rays) and JIAIEnglishRheumatologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2017-01-31T05:00:00ZJennifer Stinson RN-EC, PhD, CPNPLori Tucker, MDAdam Huber, MSc, MD, FRCPC5.0000000000000081.0000000000000213.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover how X-rays are used to rule out conditions that may be similar to arthritis. X-rays are also used to monitor bone damage in arthritis.</p><p>An X-ray is a type of radiation that passes through the body. The amount of radiation that passes through the body in an X-ray is very small. An X-ray leaves a shadow of one's bones on a photograph. It gives the doctor information on the size, shape, and location of the bones and certain organs. This information can help diagnose a condition. It is also called radiography.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>X-rays allow doctors to see the size, shape and location of the bones and certain organs.</li> <li>X-rays are not used to diagnose JIA but to exclude other conditions.</li> <li>X-rays will not cause damage to your child's body.</li></ul><p>Below is an X-ray of a normal knee joint versus an arthritic knee joint. The knee on the right shows the effects of arthritis. Inflammation and increased blood flow to the joint causes bone overgrowth, decreased joint space and decreased bone density (bone appears not as white in an X-ray, which means that it is less dense. This is called osteopenia).</p><h2>Why are X-rays done?</h2><p>Usually, at the beginning of the disease, X-ray results are normal and therefore X-rays are not used to diagnosis JIA. X-rays are often used to exclude other problems. They can also be used to make sure the JIA has not caused early damage to the bones.</p> <figure class="asset-c-100"> <span class="asset-image-title">X-ray of normal vs. arthritic knee joint</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/JIA_knee_X-ray_MEDIMG_PHO_EN.png" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The knee on the right shows the effects of arthritis. Inflammation and increased blood flow to the joint causes bone overgrowth, decreased joint space, and decreased bone density.</figcaption></figure> <h2>How are X-rays done?</h2><p>Your child may first need to change into a hospital gown. Then they will be asked to stand next to the X-ray film. The X-ray machine will be turned on for a few seconds. During the X-ray, invisible beams of radiation will pass through your child's body to make a picture on the film. They will need to hold still for two or three seconds so the picture doesn’t blur.</p><p>Usually an X-ray is taken from the front and then the side. Your child won’t feel a thing. Also, because very little radiation is released through the X-ray, it won’t cause damage to your child's body.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/imaging_tests_x-rays_and_JIA.jpgImaging tests (X-rays) and JIAFalse

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