Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is commonly used to evaluate musculoskeletal pathologies due to its high spatial resolution and excellent tissue contrast. The diagnosis of rheumatic diseases can often be challenging. Investigation with conventional two-dimensional MRI is helpful for diagnosis and monitoring treatment. In the past few years, three-dimensional (3D) MRI has been more commonly used to assess joint pathologies including inflammatory and rheumatic diseases. This review discusses the techniques and protocols of 3D MRI and its diagnostic yield in the assessment of rheumatic diseases, along with different examples.
- 3D isotropic
- magnetic resonance imaging
- rheumatoid arthritis
- rheumatoid diseases
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging