Magnetic resonance methods for measurement of disease progression in rheumatoid arthritis

John C. Waterton, Vasanthan Rajanayagam, Brian D. Ross, David Brown, Anthony Whittemore, Donna Johnstone

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Magnetic resonance imaging methods are described for measurement of disease activity in knee in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Measurements of cartilage thickness, joint effusion volume, and pannus volume have been made. The latter measurement relies on synthetic fractional enhancement images of the response to gadopentetate dimeglumine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1033-1038
Number of pages6
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1993



  • Cartilage
  • Effusion
  • Gadopentetate dimeglumine
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Quantitation
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Synovial pannus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Structural Biology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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