Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XVII. Role of colour Doppler and power Doppler

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

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Abstract

The use of Doppler ultrasound in rheumatology has grown in recent years. This is partly due to the increasing number of rheumatologists who perform US in their daily clinical practise and also to the technological advances of US systems. Both colour Doppler and power Doppler are used to evaluate the degree of intra- and peri-articular soft tissue inflammation. Moreover, Doppler US has been found to be of help in the assessment of vascular pathologies such as the vasculitides. In this review we provide ah update of the data regarding the use of colour Doppler and power Doppler in rheumatology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-762
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Volume26
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

Keywords

  • Colour Doppler
  • Power Doppler
  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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    Iagnocco, A., Epis, O., Delle Sedie, A., Meenagh, G., Filippucci, E., Riente, L., Scirè, C. A., Montecucco, C., Bombardieri, S., Grassi, W., & Valesini, G. (2008). Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XVII. Role of colour Doppler and power Doppler. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 26(5), 759-762.