Ultrasound and Treatment Algorithms of RA and JIA

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Ultrasound and Treatment Algorithms of RA and JIA

Musculoskeletal ultrasound has emerged as a key tool for the diagnosis, prognosis, and management of patients with RA (rheumatoid arthritis) and other rheumatic diseases. The most important sonographic findings in…

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Imaging of Spondyloarthropathies

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Imaging of Spondyloarthropathies

Spondyloarthropathies (SpA) are a group of disorders that primarily affect the synovial joints of the axial and appendicular skeleton of variable predilections. Plain radiography is the initial and standard method…

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Tracking Rheumatic Disease Through Imaging

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Tracking Rheumatic Disease Through Imaging

This review recounts the historical, current, and future involvement of radiology and imaging in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients with various rheumatic conditions. Radiographs are the mainstay of…

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Imaging of Osteoporosis

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Imaging of Osteoporosis

There are many imaging methods for evaluating osteoporosis. Only a limited assessment of bone density and trabecular architecture can be done by plain radiography. Radiography is most useful in finding…

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Osteoarthritis

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Osteoarthritis

Slowing of radiographic joint space narrowing represents the only recommended imaging-based outcome measure to assess structural disease progression in osteoarthritis (OA) clinical trials. There are no effective disease-modifying OA drugs….

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Imaging of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Imaging of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Increased awareness of the need for early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and advances in the ability to effectively treat rheumatoid arthritis have made disease remission and maintenance of function a…

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Imaging of Scleroderma

Oct 1, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Imaging of Scleroderma

Systemic sclerosis is a rare autoimmune condition that affects a variety of organ systems. Knowledge of the imaging features in this patient population is essential in facilitating accurate diagnosis and…

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