Ultrasound and MRI measurements of joint cartilage in healthy children: a validation study.

@article{Spannow2011UltrasoundAM,
  title={Ultrasound and MRI measurements of joint cartilage in healthy children: a validation study.},
  author={Anne Helene Spannow and Elisabeth Stenboeg and Mogens Pfeiffer-Jensen and Bente Fiirgaard and Margit Haislund and Mikkel Ostergaard and Niels Trolle Andersen and Troels Herlin},
  journal={Ultraschall in der Medizin},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 Suppl 1},
  pages={S110-6}
}
PURPOSE In juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), proliferative changes in the synovium and synovial fluid accumulation are pathological findings responsible for damage to the cartilaginous tissue and periarticular bone, which are late radiographic findings in conventional radiography. Early detection of these joint changes would allow the clinicians to initiate relevant therapies as is essential for the long-term outcome of JIA. Ultrasonography (US) has shown great potential for this purpose but… CONTINUE READING
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