Abstract:BackgroundWhen diagnosing inflammatory arthritis (IA) early, focal joint imaging may not reflect the overall inflammatory burden/distribution. Whole body MRI (WBMRI) offers the potential to feasibly scan most joints in a single session.ObjectivesThe aims were (i) to describe the WBMRI pattern of disease in early IA (ii) to identify patterns associated with subsequent definite IA.MethodsPatients were recruited with early inflammatory joint symptoms and/or signs of IA. Clinical data included age, gender, symptom… Show more
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