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Pictorial Essay Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Related Disorders


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Title: Pictorial Essay Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Related Disorders
Authors: Uetani, Masataka / Hashmi, Rashid / Nakahara, Nobuya / Ochi, Makoto / Hayashi, Kuniaki
Issue Date: 14-Jun-2000
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 2000, 45(1-2), p.9-16
Abstract: In this pictorial essay we outline the role of MRI in the work-up of RA and related disorders, and discuss its strengths and limitations with the help of representative case presentations. MRI provides detailed information about the involvement of bones, joints and soft tissue, which may not be evident on radiography. Moreover, MRI often reveals changes consistent with the early inflammatory changes in the synovium and bone marrow. Contrast enhancement study, especially with fat-suppression technique, can be useful in providing objective and quantitative parameters to determine a disease activity and an effect of treatment.
Keywords: rheumatoid arthritis / MR imaging / contrast enhancement / synovitis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16152
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
Appears in Collections:Volume 45, No. 1-2

Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/16152

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