Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XVI. Ultrasound-guided procedures

Oscar Epis, Annamaria Iagnocco, Gary Meenagh, Lucrezia Riente, Andrea Delle Sedie, Emilio Filippucci, Carlo Alberto Scirè, Guido Valesini, Walter Grassi, Stefano Bombardieri, Carlomaurizio Montecucco

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Ultrasonography (US) has proved to be a useful tool for the clinical evaluation of patients with rheumatic diseases. It is also recognised as a useful imaging technique in interventional radiology. In the last few years, a number of rheumatologists have also described and advocated the use of US guidance in joint and soft tissue aspiration and injection technique in clinical practice. Moreover, US-guided synovial biopsy methods have been proposed as an interesting and reliable method for the histopathological assessment of small and large joint sinovium. The present review provides an update of the available data regarding the use of US in interventional procedures in clinical rheumatology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


  • Arhrocentensis
  • Injection
  • Synovial biopsy
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy


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