New imaging modalities to predict and evaluate osteoarthritis progression

Nima Hafezi-Nejad, Ali Guermazi, Shadpour Demehri, Frank W. Roemer

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In this narrative review, we discuss the role of different imaging methods for the evaluation of progression of structural osteoarthritis. We will focus on the role of less commonly applied imaging modalities and imaging biomarkers that were introduced in recent years or on established methods that have evolved into more prominent positions in recent years. We will highlight findings from longitudinal studies that focused on structural osteoarthritis progression as their outcome of interest. Imaging modalities discussed include plain radiography (including novel approaches of joint space width assessment and fractal signature analysis), ultrasonography (including the assessment of synovitis), magnetic resonance imaging (including semiquantitative, quantitative, and compositional evaluation), and positron emission tomography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)688-704
Number of pages17
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2017


  • Imaging
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Progression
  • Radiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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