Computed Tomography and MR Imaging in Spondyloarthritis

Antonio Leone, Victor N. Cassar-Pullicino, Paola D'Aprile, Michelangelo Nasuto, Giuseppe Guglielmi

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This article provides an overview of the computed tomography (CT) and MR imaging appearances suggestive of spondyloarthritis, with a specific emphasis on the MR imaging findings of vertebral and sacroiliac involvement, and presents relevant clinical features that assist early diagnosis. CT is a sensitive imaging modality for the assessment of structural bone changes, but its clinical utility is limited. MR imaging is the modality of choice for early diagnosis, because of its ability to depict inflammation long before structural bone damage occurs, for monitoring of disease activity, and for evaluating therapeutic response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1009-1021
Number of pages13
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017


  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • CT
  • MR imaging
  • Psoriasis
  • Reiter syndrome
  • Sacroiliac joints
  • Spine
  • Spondyloarthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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