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Magnetic resonance imaging of inflammatory arthropathies of peripheral joints.
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PMID:  22648080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: As the treatment of inflammatory arthropathies has advanced with new therapies that can slow or even halt the development of disabling disease, early and accurate diagnosis has become imperative. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has proved to be very sensitive in the detection of erosions, but more importantly, it can demonstrate pre-erosive changes. Detection of synovitis and edema-like bone marrow lesions for initial diagnosis and as an indicator of disease progression can provide crucial information leading to therapeutic interventions before permanent joint damage occurs. Understanding the characteristic intra-articular and extra-articular MR imaging findings of the inflammatory arthritides allows the radiologist to provide appropriate consultations in the care of these patients. The MR appearances of both intra-articular and extra-articular findings of inflammatory arthritis are presented. Despite the advances in imaging, however, many of the MR findings remain nonspecific, and radiologists must avoid overdiagnosis by synthesizing all of the clinical information available into their interpretations.
Michael C Forney; Carl S Winalski; Jean P Schils
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1536-1004     ISO Abbreviation:  Top Magn Reson Imaging     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913523     Medline TA:  Top Magn Reson Imaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-59     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Section of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Imaging Institute, and †Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
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