A clinical perspective on imaging in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Representatives of the Departments of Allergology, Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology, Pediatrics and Radiology of the University Medical Centre Ljubljana collaborated with the Department of Molecular Medicine and Development from the Medical University of Siena (both RITA Members) in a publication giving a concise overview of the clinical utility of different imaging modalities in patients with JIA.

In recent years, using medical images has become more important to confirm, monitor, and predict the progression of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in children. People have worked hard to improve the quality of these images and agree on the best methods. However, there are still some important issues, and the diagnosis and management of JIA depend a lot on clinical assessment. This review talks about when to use conventional X-rays, ultrasound, and MRI for JIA, considering the advantages and disadvantages of each method. It also includes some short examples of common joint problems in JIA.

The publication is accessbile here.