This talk reviews the current knowledge on how to use imaging in clinical practice in the diagnostic process, when peripheral or axial inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or gout, are suspected. Conventional radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), dual-energy CT and optical imaging will be addressed, as will international recommendations and criteria published by European League of Rheumatology (EULAR), American College of Rheumatology (ACR), The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS).
The main focus will be how to do in current clinical practice. However, the talk will also briefly address recent and upcoming advances, which are likely to improve our routine clinical practice with the coming few years.
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