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2019 Oct-Dec

Indian J Radiol Imaging



Spondyloarthropathy – Is sacroiliac joint imaging sufficient? A study of 431 patients.


Gupta S, Nischal N, Sharma L, Gupta R, Singh J P
Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2019 Oct-Dec; 29(4):372-377.
PMID: 31949338.


Sacroiliac (SI) joint involvement (sacroiliitis) is considered as major criteria for diagnosing Spondyloarthropathy (SpA), although involvement of spine and hip can also occur. The aim of our study was to assess the utility of including sagittal short-tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequence of dorsolumbar spine and coronal STIR/proton density (PD) fat saturated sequence through both hips, to routine SI joint magnetic resonance (MR) imaging protocol, in patients clinically suspected to have SpA.