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Active and structural lesions of the sacro-iliac joints in spondyloarthritis

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L Coeman ,

Department of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium, BE
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L Jans,

Department of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium, BE
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L Van Praet,

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium, BE
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P Carron,

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium, BE
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D Elewaut,

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium, BE
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F Van den Bosch,

Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium, BE
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K Verstaete

Department of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium, BE
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Abstract

MRI gains importance in early diagnosis of spondyloarthritis as it detects active inflammatory and structural lesions well before radiographic changes become evident. A ‘positive’ MRI with bone marrow oedema of the sacro-iliac joint is a key criterion in current disease classification systems.

How to Cite: Coeman L, Jans L, Praet LV, Carron P, Elewaut D, Bosch FV den, et al.. Active and structural lesions of the sacro-iliac joints in spondyloarthritis. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2013;96(3):182. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.264
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Published on 01 May 2013.
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