MRI and Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Managementof Rheumatological Diseases

MRI and Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Managementof Rheumatological Diseases

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Inflammatory Arthritis may encompass a rapidly destructive disorder of joints with associated systemic manifestations. The advent of disease modifying therapeutics that promise to halt rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease progression has escalated the clinical importance of early diagnosis and subsequent assessment of remission. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an advanced imaging technique with the capability to identify RA lesions before such changes become manifest on conventional radiographs. In this manner, MRI may refine the cliniciana€™s ability not only to diagnose RA but also to monitor disease over time and consequently more deftly adjust therapy. This volume provides a systematic and thorough overview on the subject. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http://www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member.International Society for MRI in Medicine: http://cds.ismrm. org/ismrm-1999/PDF2/ 409.pdf (last access on 03.05.07). 170. ... MRI of the arthritic finger joints: Synovial membrane volume determination, a manual vs a stereologic method. Eur. Radiol ... Magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage and cartilage repair. Clin. ... enhanced T(l)-weighted MRI of a diffusable tracer: Standardized quantities and symbols.


Title:MRI and Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Managementof Rheumatological Diseases
Author:James D. Katz, Kathleen Brindle
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell - 2009-03-16
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