Role for imaging studies in ankylosing spondylitis.

  title={Role for imaging studies in ankylosing spondylitis.},
  author={Isabelle Chary-Valckenaere and Maria-Antonietta D'Agostino and Damien Loeuille},
  journal={Joint, bone, spine : revue du rhumatisme},
  volume={78 2},
Although the diagnosis and structural monitoring of ankylosing spondylitis relies classically on standard radiography, recent classification criteria and recommendations issued by the ASAS-OMERACT working group give considerable weight to modern imaging methods, most notably magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI and, more recently, ultrasonography, yield three major benefits: they ensure the early diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis in the absence of radiographic sacroiliitis, they provide… CONTINUE READING


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