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MRI of the axial skeleton in spondyloarthritis : the many faces of new bone formation

Tijdschriftbijdrage - Review Artikel

Spondyloarthritis has two hallmark features: active inflammation and structural lesions with new bone formation. MRI is well suited to assess active inflammation, but there is increasing interest in the role of structural lesions at MRI. Recent MRI studies have examined the established features of new bone formation and demonstrated some novel features which show diagnostic value and might even have potential as possible markers of disease progression. Although MRI is not the first imaging modality that comes into mind for assessment of bony changes, these features of new bone formation can be detected on MRI-if one knows how to recognize them. This review illustrates the MRI features of new bone formation and addresses possible pitfalls.
ISSN: 1869-4101
Volume: 10
Aantal pagina's: 1
Jaar van publicatie:2019