The role of imaging in rheumatoid arthritis

Show simple item record Kgoebane, Kgomotso Ally, Mahmood Moosa Tar Mahomed Duim-Beytell, Martha C. Suleman, Farhana Ebrahim 2018-11-01T07:02:30Z 2018-11-01T07:02:30Z 2018-07-11
dc.description.abstract Conventional radiographs of the hands and feet have traditionally been used in the diagnosis, management and monitoring of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, they are not sensitive enough to detect changes early in the disease process. Erosions may only be visible up to two years after the onset of disease, and soft tissue involvement may not be detected at all. Early diagnosis can also be made challenging as markers such as erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein may be normal in up to 20% – 25% of cases. The latest classification criteria (American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism [ACR/EULAR] Rheumatoid Arthritis Classification criteria 2010), often used to diagnose RA, incorporate the role of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging detection of synovitis, enabling earlier diagnosis and correct classification of patients. This article looks at the role of the various imaging modalities used in the diagnosis and management of RA. en_ZA
dc.description.department Internal Medicine en_ZA
dc.description.department Radiology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2018 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kgoebane K, Ally MMTM, Duim-Beytell MC, Suleman FE. The role of imaging in rheumatoid arthritis. S Afr J Rad. 2018; 22(1), a1316. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1027-202X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-6778 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/sajr.v22i1.1316
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2018. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Erosions en_ZA
dc.subject Diagnosis en_ZA
dc.subject Patients en_ZA
dc.subject Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) en_ZA
dc.subject Ultrasound imaging (USI) en_ZA
dc.subject Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) en_ZA
dc.subject Detection of synovitis en_ZA
dc.title The role of imaging in rheumatoid arthritis en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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