[Role of computeric tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosis of inflammatory diseases of sacro-ileal joint]

Klin Khir. 2012 May;(5):51-3.
[Article in Ukrainian]


Sensitivity of computeric tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for sacroileitis diagnosis was studied, optimal for MRI investigation was established. In 31 patients, owing obvious clinical signs of inflammatory sacroileitis (at average more than 5 mo duration of a low back pain) MRI of sacroiliac joint was conducted in a T1, T2 FS, 2D T2 FLASH regimes and after intravenous infusion of a contrast substance (gadolinium) - in a T1 FS regime, using system, owing a 1,5 T magnetic field intensity. The data obtained were compared with results of CT. Sacroileitis signs were revealed in 27 patients - according to CT data, and in 22 - MRI. CT have demonstrated as a more sensitive method of the bone erosion and sclerosis diagnosis, than MRI. MRI is more sensitive while revealing an active inflammatory process in the bone and joint space. While T1 FS application no additional information for sacroileitis diagnosis was obtained.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Sacroiliac Joint / diagnostic imaging*
  • Sacroiliac Joint / pathology*
  • Sacroiliitis / diagnosis*
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed*
  • Young Adult