Imaging in Rheumatology

Epidural Steroid Safety Advice Focuses on Imaging

April 24, 2015

A multidisciplinary group has issued guidelines for lowering the risk of neurological injuries tied to injections for short-term relief of radicular pain.

Free For All: Rheumatology Textbook by Cush, Kavanaugh, and Stein

April 02, 2015

Three eminent rheumatologists have posted their comprehensive textbook of rheumatology online, open-access and free. They are calling it Rheumaknowledgy.

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.

Can IPhone Match Dermatoscope for Nailbed Exams?

December 16, 2014

TechTalk: In a recent Twitter exchange, rheumatologists discussed the potential of the Olloclip, a newly updated IPhone 6 lens, for on-the-spot clinical imaging.

MRI Successfully Gauges RA Treatment Response

November 25, 2014

MRI proves itself as a valuable tool for pinpointing inflammatory and structural damage in select rheumatoid arthritis patients.

New Scoring System Proposed for Knee Ultrasound

November 24, 2014

A proposed five-point system for diagnostic scoring of knee osteoarthritis by ultrasound could resolve problems of operator inconsistency.

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.

Looking Forward to ACR2014: My Picks From the Program

November 11, 2014

(ACR2014) What looks good at the forthcoming annual meeting of the ACR? One rheumatologist offers his expectations for useful revelations, if not clinical revolutions, in the coming week.

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.