Sonographic findings in rheumatic diseases

Tsung Y. Hou, Deh Ming Chang, Jenn Haung Lai, Chen Hung Chen, Hsiang Cheng Chen, Feng Cheng Liu, Chi Ching Chang

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Ultrasonography is a common tool for clinicians to evaluate abdominal, cardiac or gynecological problems for decades but the musculoskeletal ultrasonography is gaining increased acceptance at the beginning of the 21st century. It has been shown to be more sensitive than physical examination or plain radiography. It is a quick, handy and versatile tool bringing the rheumatologist in close contact with the patient enhancing detailed integration of clinical and imaging findings. The musculoskeletal ultrasonography offers an accurate and immediate image with lower cost and higher patient acceptability in the diagnosis and follow-up of most rheumatic diseases. This paper reports the evidence for the application of musculoskeletal ultrasonography in rheumatology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-341
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine of Taiwan
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


  • Musculoskeletal
  • Power doppler
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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