MRI in imaging of rheumatic diseases: an overview for clinicians

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  1. Department of Radiology, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel.
  2. Department of Radiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany. kghermann@gmail.com

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2018 Vol.36, N°5 ,Suppl.114 - PI 0010, PF 0015
Imaging technology

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Rheumatology Article



Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that utililises powerful magnets and radiofrequency to produce 3-dimentional images. MRI does not involve ionising radiation and has superb tissue resolution, enabling excellent delineation of anatomy as well as pathology in joints. This article briefly reviews the technical principle of magnetic resonance and discusses advantages and disadvantages of the technique, with particular attention to rheumatologic imaging. New information is summarised concerning the use of contrast media, dynamic, contrast-enhanced MRI, diffusion-weighted imaging, cartilage imaging and whole-body MRI.

PMID: 30296976 [PubMed]

Received: 11/09/2018 - Accepted : 19/09/2018 - In Press: 01/10/2018 - Published: 01/10/2018