Anne Gitte Rasmussen Loft

Development and Validation of MRI Sacroiliac Joint Scoring Methods for the Semiaxial Scan Plane Corresponding to the Berlin and SPARCC MRI Scoring Methods, and of a New Global MRI Sacroiliac Joint Method

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  • Pernille Hededal, P. Hededal, MD, Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; M. Østergaard, Professor, PhD, DMSc, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; I.J. Sørensen, PhD, Consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; A.G. Loft, DMSc, consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital; J.S. Hindrup, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; G. Thamsborg, DMSc, consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; K. Asmussen, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disea, From the Department of Radiology, and the Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup; Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Nordsjællands Hospital, and the Department of Radiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, Vejle; King Christian 10th Rheumatism Hospital, Graasten; Department of Radiology, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
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  • Mikkel Østergaard, P. Hededal, MD, Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; M. Østergaard, Professor, PhD, DMSc, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; I.J. Sørensen, PhD, Consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; A.G. Loft, DMSc, consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital; J.S. Hindrup, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; G. Thamsborg, DMSc, consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; K. Asmussen, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disea, From the Department of Radiology, and the Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup; Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Nordsjællands Hospital, and the Department of Radiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, Vejle; King Christian 10th Rheumatism Hospital, Graasten; Department of Radiology, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
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  • Inge Juul Sørensen, P. Hededal, MD, Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; M. Østergaard, Professor, PhD, DMSc, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; I.J. Sørensen, PhD, Consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; A.G. Loft, DMSc, consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital; J.S. Hindrup, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; G. Thamsborg, DMSc, consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; K. Asmussen, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disea, From the Department of Radiology, and the Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup; Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Nordsjællands Hospital, and the Department of Radiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, Vejle; King Christian 10th Rheumatism Hospital, Graasten; Department of Radiology, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
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  • Anne Gitte Loft
  • Jens S Hindrup, P. Hededal, MD, Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; M. Østergaard, Professor, PhD, DMSc, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; I.J. Sørensen, PhD, Consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; A.G. Loft, DMSc, consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital; J.S. Hindrup, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; G. Thamsborg, DMSc, consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; K. Asmussen, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disea, From the Department of Radiology, and the Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup; Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Nordsjællands Hospital, and the Department of Radiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, Vejle; King Christian 10th Rheumatism Hospital, Graasten; Department of Radiology, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
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  • Gorm Thamsborg, P. Hededal, MD, Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; M. Østergaard, Professor, PhD, DMSc, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; I.J. Sørensen, PhD, Consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; A.G. Loft, DMSc, consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital; J.S. Hindrup, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; G. Thamsborg, DMSc, consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; K. Asmussen, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disea, From the Department of Radiology, and the Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup; Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Nordsjællands Hospital, and the Department of Radiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, Vejle; King Christian 10th Rheumatism Hospital, Graasten; Department of Radiology, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
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  • Karsten Asmussen, P. Hededal, MD, Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; M. Østergaard, Professor, PhD, DMSc, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; I.J. Sørensen, PhD, Consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; A.G. Loft, DMSc, consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital; J.S. Hindrup, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; G. Thamsborg, DMSc, consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; K. Asmussen, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disea, From the Department of Radiology, and the Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup; Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Nordsjællands Hospital, and the Department of Radiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, Vejle; King Christian 10th Rheumatism Hospital, Graasten; Department of Radiology, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
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  • Oliver Hendricks, P. Hededal, MD, Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; M. Østergaard, Professor, PhD, DMSc, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; I.J. Sørensen, PhD, Consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; A.G. Loft, DMSc, consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital; J.S. Hindrup, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; G. Thamsborg, DMSc, consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; K. Asmussen, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disea, From the Department of Radiology, and the Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup; Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Nordsjællands Hospital, and the Department of Radiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, Vejle; King Christian 10th Rheumatism Hospital, Graasten; Department of Radiology, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
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  • Jesper Nørregaard, P. Hededal, MD, Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; M. Østergaard, Professor, PhD, DMSc, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; I.J. Sørensen, PhD, Consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; A.G. Loft, DMSc, consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital; J.S. Hindrup, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; G. Thamsborg, DMSc, consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; K. Asmussen, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disea, From the Department of Radiology, and the Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup; Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Nordsjællands Hospital, and the Department of Radiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, Vejle; King Christian 10th Rheumatism Hospital, Graasten; Department of Radiology, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
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  • Jakob M Møller, P. Hededal, MD, Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; M. Østergaard, Professor, PhD, DMSc, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; I.J. Sørensen, PhD, Consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; A.G. Loft, DMSc, consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital; J.S. Hindrup, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; G. Thamsborg, DMSc, consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; K. Asmussen, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disea, From the Department of Radiology, and the Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup; Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Nordsjællands Hospital, and the Department of Radiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, Vejle; King Christian 10th Rheumatism Hospital, Graasten; Department of Radiology, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
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  • Anne Grethe Jurik
  • Lone Morsel, P. Hededal, MD, Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; M. Østergaard, Professor, PhD, DMSc, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; I.J. Sørensen, PhD, Consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; A.G. Loft, DMSc, consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital; J.S. Hindrup, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; G. Thamsborg, DMSc, consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; K. Asmussen, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disea, From the Department of Radiology, and the Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup; Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Nordsjællands Hospital, and the Department of Radiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, Vejle; King Christian 10th Rheumatism Hospital, Graasten; Department of Radiology, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
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  • Lone Balding, P. Hededal, MD, Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; M. Østergaard, Professor, PhD, DMSc, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; I.J. Sørensen, PhD, Consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; A.G. Loft, DMSc, consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital; J.S. Hindrup, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; G. Thamsborg, DMSc, consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; K. Asmussen, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disea, From the Department of Radiology, and the Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup; Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Nordsjællands Hospital, and the Department of Radiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, Vejle; King Christian 10th Rheumatism Hospital, Graasten; Department of Radiology, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark.
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  • Susanne Juhl Pedersen, From the Department of Radiology, and the Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup; Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, and the Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Nordsjællands Hospital, and the Department of Radiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen; Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, Vejle; King Christian 10th Rheumatism Hospital, Graasten; Department of Radiology, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. susanne_juhl_ped@dadlnet.dk., P. Hededal, MD, Department of Radiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; M. Østergaard, Professor, PhD, DMSc, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; I.J. Sørensen, PhD, Consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, and Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen; A.G. Loft, DMSc, consultant, Department of Rheumatology, Sygehus Lillebaelt, and Department of Rheumatology, Aarhus University Hospital; J.S. Hindrup, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen; G. Thamsborg, DMSc, consultant, Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen; K. Asmussen, PhD, consultant, Center for Rheumatology and Spine Disea

OBJECTIVE: To develop semiaxial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scoring methods for assessment of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) bone marrow edema (BME) in patients with axial spondyloarthritis, and to compare the reliability with equivalent semicoronal scoring methods.

METHODS: Two semiaxial SIJ MRI scoring methods were developed based on the principles of the semicoronal Berlin and Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) methods. A global quadrant-based method was also developed. Baseline and 12-week MRI of the SIJ from 51 patients participating in a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial of adalimumab 40 mg every other week versus placebo were scored by the semiaxial and the corresponding semicoronal methods. Results were compared by linear regression analysis. The reproducibility and sensitivity were evaluated by intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) and smallest detectable change [SDC, absolute values and percentage of the highest observed score (SDC-HOS)].

RESULTS: Interreader and intrareader ICC were moderate to very high for semiaxial scoring methods (baseline 0.83-0.88 and 0.85-0.97; change 0.33-0.78), while high to very high for semicoronal scoring methods (baseline 0.90-0.92 and 0.93-0.97; change 0.77-0.89). Association between semiaxial and semicoronal scores were high for both the Berlin and SPARCC method (baseline: R2= 0.93 and 0.88; change: R2= 0.82 and 0.87, respectively), while lower for the global method (baseline: R2= 0.79; change: R2= 0.54). The SDC-HOS were 9.8-18.6% and 5.9-10.7% for the semiaxial and semicoronal methods, respectively.

CONCLUSION: Detection of SIJ BME in the semiaxial scan plane is feasible and reproducible. However, a slightly lower reliability of all 3 semiaxial methods supports the general practice of using the coronal scan-plane in therapeutic studies.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume45
Issue1
Pages (from-to)70-77
Number of pages8
ISSN0315-162X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

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