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INTRODUCTION Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of active inflammatory changes of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) in spondyloarthritis (SpA) is performed with short tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequences and fat-saturated T1-weighted fast spin-echo (FSE) sequences after administration of gadolinium-based contrast medium (T1/Gd). The aim of the present study was(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate whether a treat-to-target strategy with methotrexate and intra-articular glucocorticosteroid injections suppresses MRI inflammation and halts structural damage progression in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (ERA), and whether adalimumab provides an additional effect. METHODS In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial,(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is considered to be the best non-invasive procedure for the evaluation of rotator cuff (RC) tendon tears. Burkhart's classification is a geometric classification of full-thickness RC tears on MRI. PURPOSE To correlate MRI and arthroscopic geometric full-thickness RC tears according to the Burkhart's(More)
This article reflects the radiologist's perspective on the imaging and interpretation of axial spondylarthritis (SpA). The arthritis subcommittee of the European Society of Skeletal Radiology provides a consensus for the following questions: When and how should we image? How should we analyze the images? How should we interpret the imaging findings? To(More)
Multiple factors appear to be involved in the pathogenesis of type 2 (non insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus (DM). One of these factors may be iron overload. This critical review summarizes the major studies on the link between type 2 DM, insulin resistance, glycemic control, diabetic complications and hyperferritinemia. Although some studies suggested(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the incidence of MRI-related claustrophobia and prematurely terminated MRI (ptMRI) examinations due to claustrophobia in a large-scale cohort study. MATERIALS AND METHODS The hospital's computerized radiology information system (RIS) was retrospectively analyzed for all 1.5-Tesla MRI examinations and reports during the year 2004. Data(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the potential of MRI of finger and wrist joints for diagnosing early RA. MRI was evaluated as a stand-alone tool and in combination with ACR criteria and serum markers such as RF. METHODS Ninety-nine patients (31 men, 68 women; median age 46 years) with unspecified arthritis or suspected RA and negative X-ray findings were included.(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide an update on the status and future research priorities of the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in arthritis working group. METHODS A summary is provided of the activities of the group within rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and osteoarthritis (OA), and its research(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the natural progression of bridging osteophyte formation in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) on CT by a newly proposed scoring system. METHODS CT examinations of the thoracic/lumbar spine of DISH patients (Resnick criteria) obtained at two or more time points within a minimum of 3 years were(More)
AIM To evaluate the role of percutaneous core biopsies in the diagnosis of renal masses that could not be classified as benign or malignant based upon imaging alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analysed core biopsies of indeterminate renal masses of 23 patients who were referred to us for computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy from 1996-2001.(More)