During the last decade, articular ultrasonography (US) has been found effective in evaluating inflammatory, degenerative, and traumatic abnormalities of articular and periarticular tissues. In clinical practice, US used in combination with a thorough clinical evaluation can help rheumatologists to confirm or to refute diagnostic hypotheses. US is safer than computed tomography (CT), an advantage shared by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). As compared to CT and MRI, US is less expensive; in addition, it can be performed immediately, for several joints, as often as needed. Furthermore, US allows dynamic studies. Several articles published in rheumatology journals emphasize the value of US in patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The present review article discusses the indications, efficacy, and limitations of articular US. © 2002 Éditions scientifiques et médicales Elsevier SAS.

D'Agostino, M. A., Breban, M., Ultrasonography in inflammatory joint disease: Why should rheumatologists pay attention?, <<JOINT BONE SPINE>>, 2002; 69 (3): 252-255. [doi:10.1016/S1297-319X(02)00394-9] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/170186]

Ultrasonography in inflammatory joint disease: Why should rheumatologists pay attention?

D'Agostino, Maria Antonietta
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2002

Abstract

During the last decade, articular ultrasonography (US) has been found effective in evaluating inflammatory, degenerative, and traumatic abnormalities of articular and periarticular tissues. In clinical practice, US used in combination with a thorough clinical evaluation can help rheumatologists to confirm or to refute diagnostic hypotheses. US is safer than computed tomography (CT), an advantage shared by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). As compared to CT and MRI, US is less expensive; in addition, it can be performed immediately, for several joints, as often as needed. Furthermore, US allows dynamic studies. Several articles published in rheumatology journals emphasize the value of US in patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The present review article discusses the indications, efficacy, and limitations of articular US. © 2002 Éditions scientifiques et médicales Elsevier SAS.
2002
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D'Agostino, M. A., Breban, M., Ultrasonography in inflammatory joint disease: Why should rheumatologists pay attention?, <<JOINT BONE SPINE>>, 2002; 69 (3): 252-255. [doi:10.1016/S1297-319X(02)00394-9] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/170186]
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