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New developments in ultrasound in rheumatology: innovative tools and promising applications


1, 2, 3, 4, 5

 

  1. Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri IRCCS Pavia, and Chair and Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, Italy.
  2. Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy.
  3. Chair and Division of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, and Division of Rheumatology, IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy.
  4. Rheumatology Clinic, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University Hospital Santa Maria della Misericordia, Udine, Italy.
  5. Dipartimento Scienze Cliniche e Biologiche Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy. annamaria.iagnocco1@gmail.com

CER13348
2021 Vol.39, N°2
PI 0413, PF 0421
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PMID: 32896269 [PubMed]

Received: 21/03/2020
Accepted : 06/07/2020
In Press: 04/09/2020
Published: 09/04/2021

Abstract

In the setting of rheumatology, the assessment of the involvement of joints and peri-articular structures was the first application of ultrasonography in the management of rheumatic diseases. In this field, the main novelties are related to the development of new technical tools to help overcome some of the limitations of conventional ultrasonographic assessment. In the meantime, there has been a growing interest in the application of ultrasound to extra-articular sites, relying on the definition of new indications. The present review aims to provide a critical analysis of the technical developments and new fields of application of ultrasonography in rheumatology.

Rheumatology Article