A Rheumatologist’s Guide to Interpreting Imaging in Spondyloarthritis

by Vivek Arya, Ashish Sharma, Abhinetri KSV

The aim of this Rheumatologist’s guide is to focus on the interpreting imaging in Spondyloarthritis. Imaging in SpA is not just about the sacroiliac joints. Many other features are to be looked into, as described in the book.Plain radiographs are an excellent modality for detecting structural changes.Moreover, structural progression can be easily monitored by radiographs due to their easy reproducibility in terms of cost and radiation exposure. MRI is very helpful in detecting active inflammation. Moreover, inflammation at various entheseal sites and the presence of chronic changes (fatty metaplasia, erosions, sclerosis, and ankylosis) can be very helpful in making a correct diagnosis of SpA in cases where classification criteria for SpA are not met but the clinical suspicion is high.This book is meant for the practicing rheumatologist. It will also be useful for postgraduate students and internists with an interest in Rheumatology.

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Author Author's Affiliation
1. Arya Vivek
PGIMER and Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi
Center for Endocrine Disease and Diabetes, Drive-in Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple, UK
2. Sharma Ashish
AMC Dental College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab, India
Fortis Hospital, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
3. KSV Abhinetri Fortis Flt Lt Rajan Dhall Hospital, New Delhi, India
ISBN 9789389776959
Speciality Medicine, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18369
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2020
Pages 85
Book Type Professional

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