Anterior chest wall involvement in early stages of spondyloarthritis: advanced diagnostic tools.


OBJECTIVE Anterior chest wall (ACW) involvement is difficult to evaluate in patients with spondyloarthritis (SpA). Bone scan is sensitive to ACW involvement, while magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detects early alterations in SpA. We compared the sensitivity and specificity of bone scans and MRI in assessing ACW in early SpA. METHODS Out of 110 patients… (More)
DOI: 10.3899/jrheum.120107


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