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.

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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.

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SPINE MRI ONLINE RADIOLOGY COURSE NERVE ROOTS : KEY POINTS FROM OUR SPINE MRI COURSES

KEY POINTS FROM OUR SPINE MRI COURSES Spine MRI Online Radiology Course: How do you describe the nerve roots in your report.  Another three quick images with key points from our online spine mri courses on the basic nerve root nomenclature to use when describing which nerve is compressed.  Here we look at the appearance …

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ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SPINE IMAGING DAGGER SIGN: WHAT DOES IT MEAN

ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SPINE IMAGING DAGGER SIGN RADIOLOGY RHEUMATOLOGY WITH DR JOE THOMAS (RHEUMATOLOGIST) WHAT IS THE DAGGER SIGN In Ankylosing spondylitis the dagger sign refers to a solid central line of bone along in AP spine view.   WHAT DO I LOOK FOR Linear density in the midline connecting the spinous processes (Pink arrows). Image …

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ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS PERIPHERAL JOINT HIP INVOLVEMENT

Ankylosing spondylitis peripheral joint Hip involvement. This post has been made in conjunction with Dr Joe Thomas, a Senior Consultant Rheumatologist in Kochi India with a vast amount of clinical experience. He also happens to have a very strong interest in Imaging of Arthropathies and has joined us to bring a clinical perspective to the …

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Tuesday Tip: Romanus Lesions 3: MRI Findings

Today’s Tuesday Tip is the last in the series on Romanus lesions in ankylosing spondylitis and looks at the MRI findings in both acute and chronic changes. The changes seen at the endplate corners in enthesitis are progressive. In the acute stage inflammatory changes are present at the vertebral endplate corners ( anterior > posterior) …

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BASILAR INVAGINATION RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS FOUR WAYS TO ASSESS

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 …

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The Romanus Lesion: Why, Where and What

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 …

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