Stoke Ankylosing Spondylitis Spine Score

J Rheumatol. 1999 Apr;26(4):993-6.


Over a 10 year period we have developed a radiological scoring system for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) using the lateral lumbar spine radiograph. The scoring system does relate to clinical features and has the ability to change with time. It has a low radiological exposure that may prove useful in the longitudinal assessment of patients with AS.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Disease Progression
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Lumbar Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care / methods*
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sacroiliac Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / diagnostic imaging*
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed