Musculoskeletal imaging: Published and current initiatives

This page is split into two sections: Published initiatives (starting 2010) and ongoing initiatives (listed at bottom of this page - scroll down for information).

Published initiatives

2019

Implementation and role of modern musculoskeletal imaging (ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography) in rheumatological practice in Europe 
Peter Mandl, Anna Ciechomska, Lene Terslev, Xenofon Baraliakos, Philip G Conaghan, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, Annamaria Iagnocco, Conny J van der Laken, Mikkel Ostergaard and Esperanza Naredo 
Online issue publication 25.June 2019

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2017

EULAR standardised procedures for rheumatology ultrasound (RHUS) imaging
An update of the guidelines for musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatology.
Ingrid Möller, Iustina Janta, Marina Backhaus, Sarah Ohrndorf, David A Bong, Carlo Martinoli, Emilio Filippucci, Luca Maria Sconfienza, Lene Terslev, Nemanja Damjanov, Hilde Berner Hammer, Iwona Sudol-Szopinska, Walter Grassi, Peter Balint, George A W Bruyn, Maria Antonietta D’Agostino, Diana Hollander, Heidi J Siddle, Gabriela Supp, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Annamaria Iagnocco, Juhani Koski, David Kane, Daniela Fodor, Alessandra Bruns, Peter Mandl, Gurjit S Kaeley, Mihaela Micu, Carmen Ho, Violeta Vlad, Mario Chávez-López, Georgios Filippou, Carmen Elena Cerón, Rodina Nestorova, Maritza Quintero, Richard Wakefield, Loreto Carmona, Esperanza Naredo
Published online: 16. August 2017

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Scoring ultrasound synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis: An EULAR-OMERACT ultrasound taskforce
Part 1: Definition and development of a standardised, consensus-based scoring system
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Part 2: Reliability and application to multiple joints of a standardised consensus-based scoring system
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Maria-Antonietta D’Agostino, Lene Terslev, Philippe Aegerter, Marina Backhaus, Peter Balint, George A Bruyn, Emilio Filippucci, Walter Grassi, Annamaria Iagnocco, Sandrine Jousse-Joulin, David Kane, Esperanza Naredo, Wolfgang Schmidt, Marcin Szkudlarek, Philip G Conaghan, Richard J Wakefield
(Published online 11 July 2017)

EULAR recommendations for the use of imaging in the clinical management of peripheral joint osteoarthritis                                                                                                      Garifallia Sakellariou, Philip G Conaghan, Weiya Zhang, Johannes W J Bijlsma, Pernille Boyesen, Maria Antonietta D'Agostino, Michael Doherty, Daniela Fodor, Margreet Kloppenburg, Falk Miese Esperanza Naredo, Mark Porcheret, Annamaria Iagnocco
Published online 7 April 2017

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EULAR-PReS points to consider for the use of imaging in the diagnosis and management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis in clinical practice​ (in collaboration with Paediatrics)
A N Colebatch-Bourn, C J Edwards, P Collado, M-A D'Agostino, R Hemke, S Jousse-Joulin, M Maas, A Martini, E Naredo, M Østergaard,  M Rooney, N Tzaribachev, M A van Rossum,  J Vojinovic, PG Conaghan, C Malattia
Published online: 5 August 2015

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EULAR recommendations for the use of imaging of the joints in the clinical management of rheumatoid arthritis 
Alexandra N Colebatch, Christopher John Edwards, Mikkel Østergaard, Désirée van der Heijde, Peter V Balint, Maria-Antonietta D'Agostino, Kristina Forslind, Walter Grassi, Espen A Haavardsholm, Glenn Haugeberg, Anne-Grethe Jurik, Robert BM Landewé, Esperanza Naredo, Philip J O'Connor, Ben Ostendorf, Kristina Potočki, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Josef S Smolen, Sekib Sokolovic, Iain Watt, Philip G Conaghan
Published online: 10 May 2013

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2015

EULAR recommendations for the use of imaging in the diagnosis and management of spondyloarthritis in clinical practice
P Mandl, V Navarro-Compán, L Terslev, P Aegerter, D van der Heijde, M A D'Agostino, X Baraliakos, S J Pedersen, A G Jurik, E Naredo, C Schueller-Weidekamm, U Weber, M C Wick, P A C Bakker, E Filippucci, P G Conaghan, M Rudwaleit, G Schett, J Sieper, S Tarp, H Marzo-Ortega, M Østergaard (Published online 2 April 2015)
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2012

Practice of ultrasound-guided arthrocentesis and joint injection, including training and implementation, in Europe: results of a survey of experts and scientific societies
Convenor: Peter Mandl (Published in Rheumatology 2012)

2010

Current state of musculoskeletal ultrasound training and implementation in Europe: results of a survey of experts and scientific societies
Convenor: Esperanza Naredo (Published in Rheumatology 2010)

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Ongoing initiatives

EULAR recommendations for the use of imaging to guide interventional procedures in patients with Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMD)
Convenor: Christian Dejaco

Guide/Recommendations for The Conduct, Content and Format of EULAR/PReS Paediatric Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Courses.
Convenor: Silvia Magni Manzoni

EULAR Recommendations for the use of imaging in patient with mechanical low back pain
Convenor: Gilles Fournier

EULAR recommendations for the reporting of musculoskeletal ultrasound studies in rheumatology
Convenor: Maria Antonietta d'Agostino

Development of a standardized training model for ultrasound-guided synovial biopsy’s in small and large joints
Convenor: Ingrid Möller/Esperanza Naredo

Criteria for the appropriate use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in rheumatoid arthritis clinical practice 
Convenor: Maria Antonietta D'Agostino

Definition of rheumatoid arthritis bone erosion
Convenor: Frederique Gandjbakhch, Georg Schett

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