In this practical ultrasound session we discuss exemplary studies demonstrating the feasibility and reproducibility of scoring systems for e.g. Rheumatoid Arthritis. We emphasis the importance of the quality of ultrasound machines, the correct settings and the training of sonographers for the implementation of ultrasound scoring in the routine daily care of RA patients. We promote consensus guidelines and high quality training to improve musculoskeletal ultrasound reliability.
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