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Ann Rheum Dis. May 2004; 63(5): 473–477.
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MRI of the wrist in early rheumatoid arthritis

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Figures and Tables

Figure 1
Technical demand-performance relationships for radiography and MRI in RA. (A) Before the availability of effective structure modifying treatment, clinical rheumatology's demand for technical performance in imaging (broken line) was modest and flat, increasing ...
Figure 2
MRI is more sensitive than radiography for bone erosions. Radiographs and coronal T1 weighted images at baseline (A); 3 months (B); 6 months (C); and 24 months (D) of a patient treated with methotrexate show a penetrating bone erosion in the distal pole ...
Figure 3
Pre-erosive osteitis. Coronal T1 weighted (A) and fat suppressed T2 weighted (B) spin echo images of the metacarpophalangeal joints of a patient with RA show areas of osteitis in the distal second and third metacarpals. The more sensitive fat suppressed ...

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