Twenty-four patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis were examined by means of magnetic resonance imaging. It was found that magnetic resonance imaging is more sensitive than radiography in detection of loss of cartilage and small erosions and that it can be used to detect fluid collections, aseptic necrosis, and impingement upon the dural sac by involvement of the first and second cervical vertebrae articulation. The clinical value of magnetic resonance imaging in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis should be greatest in detecting change of cartilaginous involvement, which may alter therapeutic decisions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health