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Imaging in Rheumatology

Imaging in Rheumatology

Ultrasound and MRI images confirm each other in detecting early rheumatoid arthritis of the hand and wrist, according to the first study to specifically test the question.

ankylosing spondylitis

A new system for measuring the spinal fat lesions in axial spondyloarthritis appears to determine treatment outcomes as accurately as, and sooner than, current methods. This could make new drug trials much more informative.

Radiologists noticed an asymptomatic mass in the right hip of a patient who had presented with left hip pain. She denied any trauma. What's going on?

In this case study, an elderly woman with pain in her left hip had asymptomatic myositis ossificans in the right. She had denied any trauma, which is the usual cause in the elderly.

ACR2013: Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) proves a much clearer picture in complicated cases where gout may be challenging to diagnose.

Internists gain some guidance on identifying systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and why they should work with rheumatologists. Meanwhile, two UK studies outline paths to successful gout treatment and lower mortality rates after hip replacement surgery. Finally, the use of imaging, including ultrasound, are refined for diagnosing sarcoidosis.

She presented with such severe calf pain she could no longer walk unassisted, with a months-long history of fever of unknown origin. What does the MRI show?


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