Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XVIII. Ultrasound measurements

G. Meenagh, E. Filippucci, A. Delle Sedie, L. Riente, A. Iagnocco, O. Epis, C. A. Scirè, C. Montecucco, S. Bombardieri, G. Valesini, Walter Grassi

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Abstract

One of the largest challenges to the field of musculoskeletal ultrasonography is attempting to accurately quantify the changes seen in chronic arthritis. With advances in ultrasound technology, researchers have been increasingly exploring ways of more accurately assessing these changes and attempting to reach consensus with agreed scoring systems. This review presents the main scoring systems developed for quantifying sonographic findings indicative of synovitis and joint damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Further investigation is required to attain international consensus on such scoring systems and to evaluate their impact on therapeutic decision-making.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)982-985
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Volume26
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

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Ultrasonography
Consensus
Synovitis
Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Decision Making
Joints
Research Personnel
Technology
Rheumatologists
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Power Doppler
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Synovitis
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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Meenagh, G., Filippucci, E., Delle Sedie, A., Riente, L., Iagnocco, A., Epis, O., ... Grassi, W. (2008). Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XVIII. Ultrasound measurements. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 26(6), 982-985.

Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XVIII. Ultrasound measurements. / Meenagh, G.; Filippucci, E.; Delle Sedie, A.; Riente, L.; Iagnocco, A.; Epis, O.; Scirè, C. A.; Montecucco, C.; Bombardieri, S.; Valesini, G.; Grassi, Walter.

In: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, Vol. 26, No. 6, 11.2008, p. 982-985.

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Meenagh, G, Filippucci, E, Delle Sedie, A, Riente, L, Iagnocco, A, Epis, O, Scirè, CA, Montecucco, C, Bombardieri, S, Valesini, G & Grassi, W 2008, 'Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XVIII. Ultrasound measurements', Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 982-985.
Meenagh G, Filippucci E, Delle Sedie A, Riente L, Iagnocco A, Epis O et al. Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XVIII. Ultrasound measurements. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2008 Nov;26(6):982-985.
Meenagh, G. ; Filippucci, E. ; Delle Sedie, A. ; Riente, L. ; Iagnocco, A. ; Epis, O. ; Scirè, C. A. ; Montecucco, C. ; Bombardieri, S. ; Valesini, G. ; Grassi, Walter. / Ultrasound imaging for the rheumatologist XVIII. Ultrasound measurements. In: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2008 ; Vol. 26, No. 6. pp. 982-985.
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