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SP0097 Report of anatomy for the image report of the eular working group of anatomy for the image
  1. I Möller,
  2. on behalf of EULAR Working Group Anatomy for the IMAGE
  1. Rheumatology; anatomy; sonoanatomy-sonopathology, Instituto Poal de Reumatología; University of Barcelona, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain


The EULAR Working Group for the Image became an official “working group” 2 years ago with the purpose of furthering anatomic study and education related to the human musculoskeletal system and relevant non-musculoskeletal structures important in the practice of rheumatology and, more specifically, rheumatologic imaging including but not limited the high-resolution musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI.

Studies performed:

  • “Sonographic and anatomical description of the subtalar joint” – submitted for publication.

  • “The anterior rotator cuff – a link between anatomy and ultrasound” – submitted for publication.

  • “Learning model for successful ultrasound-guided synovial biopsy”: pending submission.

New/Ongoing projects:

  • Deep layer of the abdominal subcutaneous fat pad and cardiovascular risk: ultrasound measurement and relationship with visceral fat

  • The mechanical function of the Hoffa fat pad as seen in a dynamic musculoskeletal ultrasound study.

  • Ultrasound study of the neurovascular supply to the joints.

  • The relevance of ligaments in inflammatory disorders of the articulations of the hand and wrist.

  • The principles of anatomy as seen in musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Activities promoted by the group:

  • Barcelona Sonoanatomy IX and X under scientific endorsement of EULAR.


  • OMERACT: “Reliability exercise of synovitis at the subtalar joint”.

In collaboration with the University of Barcelona:

  • Certificate Course “Expert in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound”.

Disclosure of Interest None declared

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