Journal article

High-resolution Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography Imaging in the Assessment of Periarticular Bone of Metacarpophalangeal and Wrist Joints

Sujay Nagaraj, Stephanie Finzel, Kathryn S Stok, Cheryl Barnabe

The Journal of Rheumatology | J RHEUMATOL PUBL CO | Published : 2016

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To synthesize descriptions of periarticular findings at the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) and wrist joints in different types of arthritis and in the normal state imaged by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT); to assemble the literature reporting on the ability of HR-pQCT to detect findings relative to other imaging modalities; and to collate results on the reproducibility of image interpretation. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed using terms for HR-pQCT and MCP or wrist joints using medical literature databases and conference abstracts. Any study describing predefined pathology findings, comparison to another radiographic techniqu..

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