Essential Imaging in Rheumatology by John O'Neill
By John O'Neill
Essentials of Rheumatology Imaging covers all present tools of imaging and imaging innovations relating to universal rheumatic indicators and particular rheumatic ailments. This booklet offers complete, excessive answer photos important for the analysis of ailments of the smooth tissues, connective tissues and joints, together with rheumatoid arthritis, gout, Lupus, Sjögren’s syndrome, osteoarthritis and scleroderma. A concise reference resource for radiologists, necessities of Rheumatology Imaging gives you updated and whole details at the imaging of rheumatic disease.
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Sternoclavicular joints are more commonly seen in patients who abuse intravenous illicit drugs and should alert the clinician to this possibility if noted on physical exam. Chronic infections such as TB can affect any joint and when it affects the spine, it is referred to historically as Pott disease. Vasculitis There is no particular pattern seen in vasculitis. Joint involvement is almost exclusively peripheral and it is rare to see axial involvement. Infectious Arthritis There is no particular pattern seen in infectious arthritis and any joint can be involved.
Ultrasound advances include highresolution linear array transducers, extended field of view, tissue harmonics, compound imaging, and recently early forays into 3-D and 4-D imaging use in musculoskeletal imaging (Fig. 17). 3) Advantages/Disadvantages Ultrasound is a readily available, noninvasive multiplanar imaging modality that does not involve ionizing radiation and is well tolerated by patients. It allows 3-D and 4-D (dynamic 3-D) imaging. It is inexpensive in comparison to CT and MRI, is portable, and can image multiple anatomical regions in one sitting.
It is used most frequently in echocardiograms and in tumor perfusion assessment. Early studies have shown promise in the detection of slow blood flow within pannus with contrast agents versus Doppler, but further studies are required to determine indications for use. Ultrasound advances include highresolution linear array transducers, extended field of view, tissue harmonics, compound imaging, and recently early forays into 3-D and 4-D imaging use in musculoskeletal imaging (Fig. 17). 3) Advantages/Disadvantages Ultrasound is a readily available, noninvasive multiplanar imaging modality that does not involve ionizing radiation and is well tolerated by patients.