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Arthritis Today

Glossary X

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X-ray

A procedure in which an X-ray (high-energy radiation with waves shorter than those of visible light) beam is passed through the body to produce a two-dimensional picture of the bones. X-ray images can reveal bone deformities and narrowing of joint space, which are indicative of arthritis damage andmay be used to diagnose arthritis or monitor its progression.

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