What is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) / Rheumatoid Disease (RD)? 10 Facts Every Doctor Needs

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? All of the other questions about Rheumatoid Disease (RD) hang on this. After we truly know what it is, we can diagnosis it early, treat it successfully, and cure it! Remember the ancient elephant story? Just like the blind men describing the elephant, numerous aspects of RD have been described, but a comprehensive...Continue reading      28 Comments » Read more

New Reading of the Nuclear Bone Scan: Credibility is Everything

Today, I got a gift. A friend obtained a second reading of my nuclear bone scan. The 4-page report was sent to me in a PDF as an authorized second opinion. The radiologist did not agree with the findings of the first report and the differences were not subtle. Instead of quoting it at length, I’ve...Continue reading      48 Comments » Read more

Nuclear Bone Scans for Rheumatoid Arthritis or Scintigraphy

Bone scans for Rheumatoid Arthritis that “Lit up like a Christmas tree”! Several patients have told me stories of having a nuclear bone scan (scintigraphy) that made a difference in their diagnosis or treatment. We know how much a reliable imaging tool is needed measuring disease activity for either reason. I’ve read about different versions of...Continue reading      40 Comments » Read more

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