How to apply Larsen score in evaluating radiographs of rheumatoid arthritis in long-term studies

J Rheumatol. 1995 Oct;22(10):1974-5.


Radiographs of rheumatoid arthritis in longterm multicenter trials vary in quality and precision, making the uniform evaluation of soft tissue swelling, osteoporosis and the size of erosions difficult. A modification of Larsen Score is presented in which only major differences in osseous and joint space changes are determined.

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / diagnostic imaging*
  • Arthrography / methods*
  • Disease Progression
  • Humans
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Medical Illustration
  • Multicenter Studies as Topic