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What imaging tests are used in the diagnosis of myelofibrosis?

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Your doctor may suggest an ultrasound test, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or X-rays. An ultrasound can see if your spleen is enlarged. An MRI can look for changes in bone marrow that can be signs of myelofibrosis. X-rays can show changes in bone density that may be a sign of the disease.

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis: Diagnosis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Myelofibrosis."

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Why the Health Care Provider Examines the Neck and Throat.”

Mayo Clinic: "Myelofibrosis: Tests and diagnosis."

Medscape: "Primary Myelofibrosis Workup."

MPN Research Foundation: "What Is Primary Myelofibrosis (MF)?"

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "Myelofibrosis: Diagnosis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Myelofibrosis."

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Why the Health Care Provider Examines the Neck and Throat.”

Mayo Clinic: "Myelofibrosis: Tests and diagnosis."

Medscape: "Primary Myelofibrosis Workup."

MPN Research Foundation: "What Is Primary Myelofibrosis (MF)?"

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 30, 2020

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