In this slideshow, we highlight 12 recommendations for assessing MRI lesions on the sacroiliac joints of patients with spondyloarthritis. The recommendations were made by the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) MRI working group and published in the British journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases earlier this year.
In the U.S., the American College of Rheumatology and its partners released updated treatment guidelines earlier this year: "2019 Update of the American College of Rheumatology/Spondylitis Association of America/Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network Recommendations for the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis."
REFERENCE: Walter P Maksymowych, Robert GW Lambert, Mikkel Østergaard, et al. “MRI lesions in the sacroiliac joints of patients with spondyloarthritis: an update of definitions and validation by the ASAS MRI working group.” Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. August 17, 2019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-215589