Magnetic resonance methods for measurement of disease progression in rheumatoid arthritis

Magn Reson Imaging. 1993;11(7):1033-8. doi: 10.1016/0730-725x(93)90222-y.


Magnetic resonance imaging methods are described for measurement of disease activity in knee in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Measurements of cartilage thickness, joint effusion volume, and pannus volume have been made. The latter measurement relies on synthetic fractional enhancement images of the response to gadopentetate dimeglumine.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / diagnosis*
  • Cartilage, Articular / pathology
  • Humans
  • Hydrarthrosis / pathology
  • Knee Joint / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Middle Aged