Evaluation of humeral head erosions in rheumatoid arthritis: a comparison of ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and plain radiography.

@article{Alasaarela1998EvaluationOH,
  title={Evaluation of humeral head erosions in rheumatoid arthritis: a comparison of ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and plain radiography.},
  author={E. Alasaarela and Ilkka Suramo and O. Tervonen and Seppo L{\"a}hde and Reijo Takalo and Markku Hakala},
  journal={British journal of rheumatology},
  year={1998},
  volume={37 11},
  pages={1152-6}
}
The value of ultrasonography (US), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and plain radiography (PR) in detecting bone erosions on the humeral head was evaluated in a study of 26 in-patients (26 shoulders) with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MRI depicted humeral erosions in 25 (96%), US in 24 (92%), CT in 20 (77%) and PR in 19 (73%) of the 26 shoulders. MRI and US were superior to CT in detecting small erosions. US was the most sensitive method to show surface erosions on the… CONTINUE READING

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