Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2016; 20(05): 496-506
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1593533
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Recommendations of the ESSR Arthritis Subcommittee on Ultrasonography in Inflammatory Joint Disease

Athena Plagou
1  Department of Radiology, Private Institution of Ultrasonography, Athens, Greece
,
James Teh
2  Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
,
Andrew J. Grainger
3  Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, United Kingdom
,
Claudia Schueller-Weidekamm
4  Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
,
Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska
5  Department of Radiology, National Institute of Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Warsaw, Poland
,
Winston Rennie
6  Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, University of Loughborough, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, United Kingdom
,
Gunnar Åström
7  Department of Radiology, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden
,
Antoine Feydy
8  Department of Radiology B, Hôpital Cochin, APHP, Paris, France
,
Chiara Giraudo
9  Division of Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
,
Henri Guerini
10  Department of Radiology B, Cochin Hospital, Paris, France
,
Giuseppe Guglielmi
11  Department of Radiology, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
,
Amanda Isaac
12  Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Guys and St Thomas' Hospitals Foundation Trust, Kings College London and GKT, London, United Kingdom
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Lennart Jans
13  Department of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
,
Anne Grethe Jurik
14  Department of Radiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
,
Franz Kainberger
9  Division of Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
,
Mario Maas
15  Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
,
Carlo Martinoli
16  Department of Radiology, Università degli Studi di Genova, Genova, Italy
,
Vasco V. Mascarenhas
17  Unidade de Imagem Musculoesquelética (UIME), Hospital da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal
,
Falk Miese
18  Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Institute of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiotherapy, Bottrop, Denmark
,
Philip O'Connor
19  The NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Leeds, United Kingdom
,
Edwin H. Oei
20  Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Mikkel Østergaard
21  Department of Rheumatology, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research (COPECARE), Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, Glostrup, Denmark
,
Philippe Peetrons
22  Department of Radiology, Hôpitaux Iris Sud, Brussels, Belgium
,
Hannes Platzgummer
9  Division of Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
,
Monique Reijnierse
23  Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
,
Philip Robinson
3  Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds, United Kingdom
,
Mitja Rupreht
24  Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
,
Paolo Simoni
25  Department of Radiology, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), “Reine Fabiola” Children's University Hospital, Brussels, Belgium
,
Marius C. Wick
26  Functional Unit for Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Radiology, Function Imaging and Physiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
,
Anna Zejden
14  Department of Radiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
,
Andrea S. Klauser
27  Section Rheumatology and Sports Imaging, Department of Radiology, Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
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Publication Date:
21 December 2016 (online)

Abstract

This article presents the recommendations of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology Arthritis Subcommittee on the use of ultrasonography (US) in rheumatic disease, focused on the examination of joints in the adult population. The recommended examination technique and protocols used in a radiologic work-up are discussed. The main US features that can lead to a final diagnosis in the most common rheumatic diseases are addressed. The differential diagnosis that should be considered at image interpretation is presented. The role of US in interventional procedures and clinically important recent developments is also discussed.