publication . Article . 2017

The Third Eye of the Rheumatologist: Applications of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatic Diseases

Chen, Hsin-Hua;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2017 Journal: Journal of Medical Ultrasound (issn: 0929-6441, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
Abstract Rheumatologists manage patients with rheumatic diseases, which are of a wide range of musculoskeletal pathologies. Without clarification of the exact location of pathologies and the degree of inflammation, rheumatologists may have an incorrect assessment, leading to inappropriate management. In everyday practice, physical examination is limited by its sensitivity and power of assessment. Musculoskeletal ultrasonography (MSUS) is inexpensive, readily available, and allows side-by-side image comparisons. Thus, during the past 10 years, MSUS has become the “third eye” of the rheumatologist, in that it allows more detailed examination of muscles, bones, and...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: musculoskeletal diseasesskin and connective tissue diseases
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publication . Article . 2017

The Third Eye of the Rheumatologist: Applications of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatic Diseases

Chen, Hsin-Hua;