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The development of the EULAR–OMERACT rheumatoid arthritis MRI reference image atlas

Bird, P., Conaghan, P., Ejbjerg, B., McQueen, F., Lassere, M., Peterfy, C., Edmonds, J., Shnier, R., O’Connor, P., Haavardsholm, E.A., Emery, P., Genant, H. and Østergaard, M. (2005) The development of the EULAR–OMERACT rheumatoid arthritis MRI reference image atlas. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 64 (Suppl ). i8-i10. ISSN 0003-4967

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Based on a previously developed rheumatoid arthritis MRI scoring system (OMERACT 2002 RAMRIS), the development team agreed which joints, MRI features, MRI sequences, and image planes would best illustrate the scoring system in an atlas. After collecting representative examples for all grades for each abnormality (synovitis, bone oedema, and bone erosion), the team met for a three day period to review the images and choose by consensus the most illustrative set for each feature, site, and grade. A predefined subset of images (for example, for erosion—all coronal slices through the bone) was extracted. These images were then re-read by the group at a different time point to confirm the scores originally assigned. Finally, all selected images were photographed and formatted by one centre and distributed to all readers for final approval.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2005 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd & European League Against Rheumatism. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: EULAR, magnetic resonance imaging, OMERACT, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > Institute of Molecular Medicine (LIMM) (Leeds) > Section of Musculoskeletal Disease (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Assistant
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 14:03
Published Version: http://ard.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/64/sup...
Status: Published
Publisher: BMJ
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1136/ard.2004.031807
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1486

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