Power Doppler Sonography of Synovitis: Assessment of Therapeutic Response--Preliminary Observations

Radiology. 1996 Feb;198(2):582-4. doi: 10.1148/radiology.198.2.8596870.

Abstract

Power Doppler sonography was used in eight symptomatic knees in seven patients with arthritis before and after joint aspiration and intraarticular administration of steroids. A qualitative decrease in synovial perfusion was observed in all eight knees, and symptoms improved in seven of the eight cases. These preliminary data suggest a role for power Doppler sonography in assessment of serial changes in synovial inflammation.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Arthritis / complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intra-Articular
  • Knee Joint / diagnostic imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prospective Studies
  • Synovitis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Synovitis / drug therapy*
  • Synovitis / etiology
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide / administration & dosage
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide / analogs & derivatives*
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler / methods

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide
  • triamcinolone hexacetonide