A New Framework for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology
EULAR developed a comprehensive but practical update describing standardized procedures.
MRI Measures of Synovitis in RA, a Valuable Endpoint
MRI measures appear to be on target with patient-reported outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis, researchers report in ARD.
Task Force: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Requires More Training
Ultrasound has become such an important diagnostic tool in rheumatology that experts recommend sonographers and physicians obtain the same level of training.
Rheumatology Research in Ultrasound and MRI is Lacking
Imaging technology has made clinical trials in rheumatology shorter and more sensitive, but more research is needed on how best to use ultrasound and MRI in practice.
Radiologic Damage Predicts Long-term Outcomes in Severe RA
Baseline radiologic damage can predict long-term patient-related outcomes in patients with severe rheumatoid arthritis.
How to Use Imaging in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
A task force of rheumatologists, radiologists and patients has developed nine points to consider in the clinical management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Sounding Out Arthritis #7: Ultrasound-Guided Knee Injection
This two-part video demonstrates how to use ultrasound to guide viscosupplementation or steroid injection of the arthritic knee, interspersed with the corresponding ultrasound images.
CPPD: Managing a Prevalent Predicament
Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease is many times more common than rheumatoid arthritis, but rarely studied and difficult to diagnose. Here an expert rheumatologist offers the basics for management today and prospects for the future.
Baseline Bone Erosions Are Prognostic Signs in RA
Bone erosions found at a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient’s baseline exam are harbingers of future joint damage and more severe disease. As to why this is so, new studies offer only hints.
Epidural Steroid Safety Advice Focuses on Imaging
A multidisciplinary group has issued guidelines for lowering the risk of neurological injuries tied to injections for short-term relief of radicular pain.