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How is avascular necrosis diagnosed?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect changes in the density and structure of bones. MRI is considered the best option for diagnosing avascular necrosis, as it can pick up on chemical changes in the bone marrow before any symptoms are felt.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 10 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Perthes disease


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