Imaging in Rheumatology

 

Sounding Out Arthritis #6: Synovitis

December 19, 2014

Positioning of the probe is "three-quarters of the battle" in diagnosing synovitis of the wrist or hand, says Dr. DeMarco in this video. But gel technique and pressure are crucial to gaining accurate clinical information from ultrasound imaging of this condition.

Definite Differences in Diagnosis? My Best News From ACR2014

November 21, 2014

(ACR2014) Our rheumatologist correspondent found three issues of particular interest: a biomarker test that has gone quickly to market, new diagnostic criteria for gout, and the potential of ultrasound for Sjögren syndrome.

Imaging Beams Into Rheumatic Diseases of the Ancient Past

November 11, 2014

"Paleoradiology" has now disputed claims that ankylosing spondylitis plagued some royal Egyptians in antiquity. This is the latest of several revelations about the provenance of some rheumatic conditions, based on imaging of ancient remains.