Conventional Radiology in Spondyloarthritis

Alberto Bazzocchi, Maria Pilar Aparisi Gómez, Giuseppe Guglielmi

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Spondyloarthritides are of a group of inflammatory rheumatic diseases, with negative rheumatoid factor, associated with the HLA-B27 gene. They comprise ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, and enteropathic-related spondylitis. The presence of sacroiliitis represents the most characteristic feature of these disorders and is an important criterion in diagnosis. Nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis is a new classification concept. Conventional radiography is recommended as the first imaging method to diagnose sacroiliitis and different entities and to monitor established structural changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)943-966
Number of pages24
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017


  • Ankylosing
  • Arthritis
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Psoriatic
  • Radiography
  • Reactive
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Spondylitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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