Imaging update in inflammatory arthritis

Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska*, Chiara Giraudo, Edwin H.G. Oei, Lennart Jans

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Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging have become important imaging modalities in rheumatological disorders next to standard radiography. Due to their ability to assess both morphological and functional changes they play a significant role in early diagnosis and treatment monitoring. This review presents the latest advancements in imaging of inflammatory arthritis with a focus on two main groups of rheumatic diseases: connective tissue diseases and spondyloarthritis. New developments related to peripheral and sacroiliac joints imaging are discussed, including Superb Micro Flow Imaging and Shear Wave Elastography in ultrasonography, as well as Whole Body MRI, quantitative MRI, and the recent advances in cartilage imaging in MRI, including T2-and T1p-mapping, and dGEMRIC. The role of emerging imaging techniques in the early diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis is discussed, including DECT, VIBE, BoneMRI, and pQCT.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101491
JournalJournal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2021


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