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Comparison of MRI with radiography for detecting structural lesions of the sacroiliac joint using CT as standard of reference: results from the SIMACT study
  1. Torsten Diekhoff1,
  2. Kay-Geert A Hermann1,
  3. Juliane Greese1,
  4. Carsten Schwenke2,
  5. Denis Poddubnyy3,
  6. Bernd Hamm1,
  7. Joachim Sieper3
  1. 1 Department of Radiology, Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Mitte, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  2. 2 SCO:SSiS Statistical Consulting, Berlin, Germany
  3. 3 Clinic of Rheumatology, Medical Department I, Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Humbolt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kay-Geert A Hermann, Department of Radiology (CCM), Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Charitéplatz 1, Berlin  10117, Germany; kghermann{at}gmail.com

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  • Handling editor Tore K Kvien

  • Contributors TD: conception and design of the study, design of scoring system, image scoring, data evaluation, statistical calculations, article draft, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content. K-GAH: conception and design of the study, design of scoring system, image scoring, data evaluation, with critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content and final approval of the version to be published. JG: patient acquisition, data management, image scoring, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content. CS: analysis and interpretation of data, statistical calculations. DP: patient acquisition, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content. BH: conception of the study, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content. JS: patient acquisition, conception and design of the study with critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content.

  • Funding This study was funded by the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Charité Ethics Review Board.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Tore K Kvien

  • Contributors TD: conception and design of the study, design of scoring system, image scoring, data evaluation, statistical calculations, article draft, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content. K-GAH: conception and design of the study, design of scoring system, image scoring, data evaluation, with critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content and final approval of the version to be published. JG: patient acquisition, data management, image scoring, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content. CS: analysis and interpretation of data, statistical calculations. DP: patient acquisition, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content. BH: conception of the study, critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content. JS: patient acquisition, conception and design of the study with critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content.

  • Funding This study was funded by the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Charité Ethics Review Board.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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