The value of sonography in the detection of bone erosions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a comparison with conventional radiography.

@article{Wakefield2000TheVO,
  title={The value of sonography in the detection of bone erosions in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a comparison with conventional radiography.},
  author={Richard J. Wakefield and Wayne William Gibbon and Philip G Conaghan and Philip J O'connor and Dennis McGonagle and Colin Pease and Michelle Green and Douglas J Veale and John Dudley Isaacs and P T J Emery},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2000},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={2762-70}
}
OBJECTIVE The ability to make an early, accurate diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has become increasingly important with the availability of new, expensive, and targeted therapies. However, plain radiography, the traditional method of detecting the characteristic bone erosions and an important adjunct in establishing a diagnosis of RA, is known to be insensitive. This study compared sonography, a modern imaging technique, with conventional radiography for the detection of erosions in the… CONTINUE READING