Imaging and interpretation of axial spondylarthritis: The radiologist's perspective-consensus of the arthritis subcommittee of the ESSR

Claudia Schueller-Weidekamm, Vasco V. Mascarenhas, Iwona Sudol-Szopinska, Nathalie Boutry, Athena Plagou, Andrea Klauser, Marius Wick, Hannes Platzgummer, Lennart Jans, Adam Mester, Franz Kainberger, Gunnar Aström, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Iris Eshed

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Abstract

This article reflects the radiologist's perspective on the imaging and interpretation of axial spondylarthritis (SpA). The arthritis subcommittee of the European Society of Skeletal Radiology provides a consensus for the following questions: When and how should we image? How should we analyze the images? How should we interpret the imaging findings? To answer these questions, we address the indications in imaging axial SpA and the different imaging techniques, with a special focus on magnetic resonance imaging protocols. The value of different imaging modalities is discussed. For adequate image analysis, knowledge of the anatomy and the pathologic changes in chronic and acute inflammation of the sacroiliac joints and the spine is mandatory. Differential diagnoses of inflammatory lesions of the sacroiliac joints and the spine are addressed due to their importance in image interpretation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-279
Number of pages15
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • diagnosis
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • sacroiliitis
  • spondylarthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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    Schueller-Weidekamm, C., Mascarenhas, V. V., Sudol-Szopinska, I., Boutry, N., Plagou, A., Klauser, A., Wick, M., Platzgummer, H., Jans, L., Mester, A., Kainberger, F., Aström, G., Guglielmi, G., & Eshed, I. (2014). Imaging and interpretation of axial spondylarthritis: The radiologist's perspective-consensus of the arthritis subcommittee of the ESSR. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, 18(3), 265-279. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0034-1375569