Quantitative radiography in osteoarthritis: microfocal radiography

Baillieres Clin Rheumatol. 1996 Aug;10(3):415-20. doi: 10.1016/s0950-3579(96)80040-9.


Quantitative macroradiography of patients with hand and knee OA, employing standardized radiographic and mensural procedures, permit: accurate and reproducible measurements of all radiographic features. significant changes in JSW and osteophyte number and size to be detected within as short a period as 18 months. therapeutic effects upon articular cartilage to be determined from changes in JSW. a better understanding of the disease process from an evaluation of the relative changes in the different radiographic features of OA.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
  • Arthrography / methods*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Hand / diagnostic imaging
  • Hand / pathology
  • Humans
  • Knee Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Knee Joint / pathology
  • Microradiography / methods*
  • Osteoarthritis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Osteoarthritis / drug therapy
  • Wrist Joint / diagnostic imaging
  • Wrist Joint / pathology


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal