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How to diagnose axial spondyloarthritis early
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    Advantage of diascopy of the sacroiliac joints vs Barsony x-ray views

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article by Rudwaleit et al [1]. "How to diagnose early spondyloarthropathy" and "Comment in leading" by Barkham et al [2]. We agree that MRI, particullary with the special techniques, could be very helpful in detecting signs of sacroiloiitis not yet visible on standard radiographs.

    MRI is most sensitive (95 %)and superior to Quantitative SI scintigraphy...

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