Emma L. Rowbotham

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OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid arthritis is a predominantly joint-based disease affecting approximately 1% of the world's population. This article will address the increasing use of both ultrasound and MRI in the diagnosis and monitoring of rheumatoid arthritis and will highlight both the strengths and weaknesses of these two imaging modalities, with particular(More)
Ultrasound is increasingly used by radiologists and rheumatologists for the diagnosis and assessment of inflammatory arthritis in day-to-day clinical practice. It is ideally suited to demonstrating early changes of these conditions before they are evident using conventional radiography or indeed clinical examination. Ultrasound readily demonstrates(More)
Purpose. To prospectively evaluate regional referrals into a soft tissue sarcoma service from outside the tertiary centre with local hospital imaging. Materials and Methods. Consecutive referrals were prospectively assessed for: patient demographics, source, referral date, date received by Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), lesion size, local radiology, MDT(More)
AIM To assess the accuracy of provisional reporting and the impact on patient management. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a 6 month period, 137 polytrauma computed tomography (CT) examinations were performed by on-call registrar radiologists at our institution. After exclusions, 130 cases were analysed. Discrepancies between registrar and consultant reports(More)
The fibrocartilaginous glenoid labrum contributes to shoulder stability and provides attachment for the long head of biceps tendon and the glenohumeral ligaments. The superior site of attachment of the long head of biceps (biceps anchor) represents a site of injury to the superior labrum where tearing may extend into the biceps tendon as well as anterior(More)
The knee joint is involved in a wide variety of arthritides, and imaging has always played a major role in both aiding diagnosis and assessing the severity of such diseases. Plain film radiography has traditionally been used as the primary imaging modality for radiographic diagnosis of arthritis. However, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows a greater(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to review some of the most common reasons for ultrasound intervention around the hip joint, and describe the techniques involved. CONCLUSION Ultrasound alleviates the need for exposure to radiation and is already the modality of choice for aspiration of the hip joint, an intervention that may be helpful in guiding(More)
The foot and ankle are commonly involved in a range of arthritides that affect the joints, bones, and soft tissues. Accurate plain film interpretation can often aid the diagnosis and monitor disease progression and treatment response. Ultrasound and MRI afford superior depiction of the soft tissues, and advances over recent years have centered on early(More)
AIM To illustrate the computed tomography (CT) appearances and natural history of postoperative omental infarction following colonic resection and to highlight the important clinical implications of this radiological diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a 3 year period, 15 patients with a history of colonic resection were identified as having a CT(More)
The role of radiological guided intervention is integral in the management of patients with musculoskeletal pathologies. The key to image-guided procedures is to achieve an accurately placed intervention with minimal invasion. This review article specifically concentrates on radiological procedures of the hand and wrist using ultrasound and fluoroscopic(More)