Imaging of Musculoskeletal Infection

Sep 28, 2017 by in RHEUMATOLOGY Comments Off on Imaging of Musculoskeletal Infection

Diagnostic imaging plays a crucial role in confirming the diagnosis of musculoskeletal (MSK) infection and determining the severity and extent of disease. The clinical diagnosis may be challenging due to…

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Synovial Tumors and Proliferative Diseases

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The clinical diagnosis of synovial tumors and synovial proliferative processes is difficult, as symptoms and physical examination findings are often nonspecific. Advanced imaging modalities, such as MRI, high-resolution ultrasound, and…

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The Expanding Role of Imaging in Systemic Vasculitis

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Various imaging modalities, including color duplex ultrasonography, CT angiography, magnetic resonance angiography, and PET, are emerging as important aids to the diagnosis, staging, evaluation of disease activity and response to…

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Current Perspectives on Imaging for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Sclerosis, and Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis

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Systemic rheumatic diseases frequently pose diagnostic challenges to the clinician. The precise nature of the disorder can be obscure and different disorders can present with similar symptoms, such as joint…

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Imaging Scoring Methods in Axial Spondyloarthritis

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Inflammatory and chronic structural changes are objective signs of axial spondyloarthritis. In the sacroiliac joints (SIJs), inflammation (sacroiliitis) can be visualized as bone marrow edema, whereas chronic structural changes are…

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Imaging Evaluation of the Entheses

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Numerous papers have been published on the advantage to use ultrasonography and MRI for detecting enthesitis for diagnosing and managing patients with spondyloarthritis. This paper describes the latest advances in…

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Imaging in Axial Spondyloarthritis

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The primary use of imaging focuses on diagnostic evaluation, and pelvic radiography is still the primary modality for evaluation of disease in the sacroiliac joints. Its unreliability and inability to…

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Imaging in Gout and Other Crystal-Related Arthropathies

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In this article, the authors consider the manifestations of intraarticular and periarticular crystal deposits. Most cases of crystal deposits are asymptomatic and represent incidental findings at imaging. In symptomatic arthropathies,…

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