WHAT IS BASILAR INVAGINATION/ IMPRESSION BASILAR INVAGINATION RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS : Subluxation at C1/2 in Rheumatoid Arthritis can occur in three directions. Axial ( Horizontal), Vertical and Lateral. Vertical subluxation is when C2 moves proximally towards the foramen magnum and is called Basilar Invagination or Basilar Impression. Basilar Invagination is when there is abnormal …
ARTHRITIS RADIOLOGY RHEUMATOLOGY IMAGING
Arthritis Radiology Rheumatology Imaging
Imaging of Arthritis can be challenging because findings can be non specific and the clinical context of what we are seeing is very important in getting to or narrowing a diagnosis.
From 2021 all our posts on Arthritis Radiology and Rheumatology Imaging will be done in conjunction with Dr Joe Thomas a Senior Consultant Rheumatologist. who has a vast amount of clinical experience.
He also has a very strong interest in Imaging of Arthropathies and has joined us to bring a clinical perspective to the imaging and to advise on what rheumatologists want when we report their referrals.
The Romanus lesion is one of the earliest signs in the spine of inflammatory spondyloarthritis. It represents inflammatory changes at the insertion of the annulus of the disc to the endplate and is an enthesitis. It is more often seen anteriorly but can also be posterior or a combination of both. The changes seen are …