Inter-observer reliability of high-resolution ultrasonography in the assessment of bone erosions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: experience of an intensive dedicated training programme.

@article{Gutierrez2011InterobserverRO,
  title={Inter-observer reliability of high-resolution ultrasonography in the assessment of bone erosions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: experience of an intensive dedicated training programme.},
  author={Marwin Gutierrez and Emilio Filippucci and Santiago Ruta and Fausto Salaffi and Patrizia Blasetti and Luca Di Geso and Walter Grassi},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={373-80}
}
OBJECTIVE The present study was aimed at testing the ability of a rheumatologist without experience in ultrasound (US) who attended an intensive 4-week training programme focused on US assessing bone erosions in the hands and feet in patients with RA. METHODS Twenty patients diagnosed with RA according to the ACR criteria were included in the study. All US examinations were performed bilaterally by two investigators (with different experience in the field of musculoskeletal US) at the… CONTINUE READING

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