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MRI SPINE ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SpA SPONDYLOARTHRITIS FOR RHEUMATOLOGISTS: HOW TO ASSESS: PART 2 WHAT DOES THE SIGNAL MEAN

MRI SPINE FOR RHEUMATOLOGISTS AND (RADIOLOGISTS) In this video below we look at how to assess a MRI Spine Ankylosing Spondylitis & Spondyloarthritis (SpA ) for Rheumatologists (and Radiologists ) and look at the SIGNAL CHANGES YOU NEED TO KNOW AND WHAT  THEY MEAN. This is the 2nd part of a 3 part series on …

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MRI SPINE RHEUMATOLOGY FOR RHEUMATOLOGISTS: HOW TO ASSESS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS AND SPONDYLOARTHROPATHY PART 1

MRI SPINE FOR RHEUMATOLOGISTS AND (RADIOLOGISTS) How to assess Ankylosing Spondylitis and Spondyloarthropathy Part 1: The Sequences you need to know. Rheumatologists should be able to assess a MRI Spine for changes of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Spondyloarthropathy. We have a 3 part series for Rheumatologists (and Radiologists 😀) on how to have a structure to …

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ROMANUS LESIONS ANATOMY OF THE ENDPLATE AND ENTHESIS

ROMANUS LESIONS ANATOMY OF THE ENDPLATE AND ENTHESIS To understand the Romanus Lesion or Corner Inflammatory Lesion as its described on MRI, its important to understand  the anatomy of the endplate and enthesis it forms with the annulus. This post was done together with Dr Joe Thomas who is a very talented Rheumatologist from Kochi …

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ROMANUS LESIONS X-RAY AND CT FINDINGS

ROMANUS LESION SPONDYLOARTHROPATHY X-RAY AND CT Romanus Lesion is a term used on x-ray and CT and on MRI is called a Corner Inflammatory Lesion and these occur in Spondyloarthropathies like ankylosing spondylitis. The changes are seen at the endplate corners and are due to an enthesitis  at the attachment of the annulus fibrosis to …

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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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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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