X-ray of the hands is the most valuable imaging modality in rheumatology. Joint disease may be identified by individual features such as joint space narrowing, erosions, new bone formation, subluxation and deformity, which may be diagnostic. In diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis presence of erosions on hand X-ray give a valuable measure of disease progression and response to therapy.
|Translated title of the contribution||The hand X-ray in rheumatology|
|Pages (from-to)||13 - 17|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|