Recommendations of the ESSR Arthritis Subcommittee on Ultrasonography in Inflammatory Joint Disease

A Plagou, J Teh, AJ Grainger, C Schueller-Weidekamm, I Sudol-Szopinska, W Rennie, G Astrom, A Feydy, C Giraudo, H Guerini, G Guglielmi, A Isaac, L Jans, A G Jurik, F Kainberger, M Maas, C Martinoli, VV Mascarenhas, F Miese, P O'ConnorEdwin Oei, M Ostergaard, P Peetrons, H Platzgummer, M Reijnierse, P Robinson, M Rupreht, P Simoni, M C Wick, A Zejden, AS Klauser

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This article presents the recommendations of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology Arthritis Subcommittee. on the use of ultrasonography (US) in rheumatic disease, focused on the examination of joints in the adult population. The recommended examination technique and protocols used in a radiologic work-up are discussed. The main US features that can lead to a final diagnosis in the most common rheumatic diseases are addressed. The differential diagnosis that should be considered at image interpretation is presented. The role of US in interventional procedures and clinically important recent developments is also discussed.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)496-506
Number of pages11
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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