2.28.2008

Detecting Bone Erosion In Rheumatoid Arthritis

Both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) are more sensitive than radiography - the standard imaging technique - for detecting bone erosions in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to research published in the open access journal Arthritis Research & Therapy. The early detection of bone erosions is crucial for identifying those people most at risk from RA.

Uffe Møller Døhn from the Copenhagen University Hospital at Hvidovre in Denmark and co-workers carried out CT, MRI and radiography on the wrist joints of 17 RA patients and four healthy controls.

source: Medical News Today

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