Part I: Clinical and Technical Aspects
1.CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS IN ATLANTO-AXIAL JOINT2 Clinical Assessment of Spondyloarthritis 3 MRI in Spondyloarthritis 4 Magnetic Resonance Technique 5 MR Imaging in the Follow-Up Post Therapy
Part II Spondyloarthritis: Clinical Cases
Case 1 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Anterior Spondylitis Case 2 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Anterior Spondylitis Case 3 Psoriatic Arthritis. Posterior Spondylitis Case 4 Undifferentiated Spondyloarthritis. Spondylitis in Chronic Phase Case 5 Psoriatic Spondylitis. Spondylitis in Active and Inactive PhasesCase 6 Arthritis Associated with Infl ammatory Bowel DiseaseCase 7 Juvenile Spondylitis. Spondylitis and SacroiliitisCase 8 Psoriatic Arthritis. Spondylodiscitis Case 9 Psoriatic Arthritis. Spondylitis and Costovertebral Arthritis Case 10 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Spondylitis. Spondylodiscitis Case 11 Psoriatic Spondyloarthritis. Spondylitis. Costovertebral ArthritisCase 12 Psoriatic Arthritis. Spondylitis. Progression of the Disease Case 13 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Spondylodiscitis and OsteoarthritisCase 14 Arthritis Associated with Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseCase 15 Undifferentiated Spondylitis. Spondylitis in Chronic PhaseCase 16 Psoriatic Arthritis. Anterior Spondylitis. Discitis Case 17 Undifferentiated Spondyloarthritis. Spondylodiscitis.Case 18 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Spondylodiscitis. SacroiliitisCase 19 Psoriatic Arthritis. Costovertebral Arthritis and Sacroiliitis Case 20 Psoriatic Arthritis. Spondylitis. Discitis. Costovertebral Arthritis. Sacroiliitis. Inflammation of Ligaments Case 21 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Spondylodiscitis. Sacroiliitis with SynovitisCase 22 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Spondylitis. Sacroiliitis Case 23 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Discitis. Syndesmophytes Case 24 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Insufficiency Fractures Case 25 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Active Inflammatory Lesions and AnkylosisCase 26 Ankylosing Spondylitis. AnkylosisCase 27 Psoriatic Arthritis. Costovertebral and Facet Joints Arthritis Case 28 Psoriatic Arthritis. Facet Joints Arthritis Case 29 Psoriatic Arthritis. Facet Joints Arthritis Case 30 Psoriatic Arthritis. Costovertebral and Facet Joints Arthritis Case 31 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Costovertebral and Facet Joints ArthritisCase 32 Psoriatic Arthritis. Costovertebral Arthritis Case 33 SAPHO Syndrome. Spondylitis Case 34 Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Sacroiliitis Case 35 Psoriatic Arthritis. Sacroiliitis Case 36 Arthritis Associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. SacroiliitisCase 37 Psoriatic Arthritis. Sacroiliitis. Enthesitis Case 38 Psoriatic Arthritis. SacroiliitisCase 39 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Ankylosis of the Sacroiliac Joints Case 40 Psoriatic Arthritis. Enthesitis Case 41 Psoriatic Arthritis. Enthesitis Case 42 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Enthesitis Case 43 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Enthesitis Case 44 Differential Diagnosis. Osteochondrosis Mimicking Spondylitis Case 45 Differential Diagnosis. Vertebral Instability and OsteochondrosisCase 46 Differential Diagnosis. Osteochondrosis Case 47 Differential Diagnosis. Osteochondritis Case 48 Differential Diagnosis. Infectious Spondylitis Case 49 Differential Diagnosis. Septic SacroiliitisCase 50 Differential Diagnosis. Bone Fracture Case 51 Differential Diagnosis. Bone Fracture Case 52 Differential Diagnosis. Osteoid Osteoma Case 53 Differential Diagnosis. Spondyloarthritis and Metastasis
Part III Spondyloarthritis: Clinical Cases - Post-Therapy Follow-up
Case 54 Psoriatic Arthritis. Spondylitis and Sacroiliitis Case 55 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Spondylitis in Acute and Chronic PhasesCase 56 Psoriatic Arthritis. Sacroiliitis Case 57 Ankylosing Spondylitis. SpondylitisCase 58 Psoriatic Arthritis. Sacroiliitis Case 59 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Sacroiliitis Case 60 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Spondylodiscitis Case 61 Ankylosing Spondylitis. Spondylitis and Enthesitis Case 62 Psoriatic Arthritis. Spondylitis
Inflammatory pathology of the spine is an underestimated, but widespread condition among the population. This atlas shares essential information and case studies on key aspects of MRI for rheumatic inflammatory lesions of the osteoarticular structures of the spine, offering radiologists and clinicians a valuable guide to the management of patients with inflammatory back pain. In particular, this richly illustrated and comprehensive case-based atlas documents the MR findings observed in seronegative spondyloarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis of the cervical spine, providing guidelines on selecting the appropriate imaging protocol.
The book is divided into two main parts, the first of which describes the general, clinical and radiological aspects of both spondyloarthritis and, as a new entry in the second edition, rheumatoid arthritis of the cervical spine. The second part then presents cases of spondylitis; discitis; facet joint and costovertebral osteoarthritis; sacroiliitis and rheumatoid arthritis of the atlanto-axial joint, including concise clinical and radiological information and a wealth of high-resolution images.
The idea for a second edition of this book stemmed, on the one hand, from the global response to the first edition, and on the other, from a desire to expand the content to include wider illustrations and to address the clinically and socially relevant topic of the inflammatory pathology of the spine in more depth. The second edition offers a comprehensive guide to MRI of inflammatory diseases of the spine, facilitating an early diagnosis, which has become essential with the advent of new effective but expensive treatments with TNF inhibitors. Thanks to its "case-based" structure, the book offers an easy-to-use but thorough handbook for radiologists, neuroradiologists, rheumatologists, orthopedists and physiatrists, as well as students.
Dr. Paola D'Aprile graduated from the University of Bari, Italy, and subsequently specialized in Neurology and Radiology. She is currently Director of the Department of Radiology at San Paolo Hospital, Bari. She has participated in numerous national and international scientific conferences as a speaker, and is organizer-president of various courses and conferences on Neuroradiology. Dr. D'Aprile has authored more than 200 scientific publications in national and international journals. In recent years she has developed a particular interest in MRI of the spine, especially in the degenerative and rheumatic pathology of the vertebral column.
Dr. Alfredo Tarantino graduated from the University of Bari, Italy, and subsequently specialized in Neurology and Radiology. Since 2001 he has worked at the Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology Section, San Paolo Hospital, Bari. In addition, he served as a lecturer for various training courses in Neuroradiology. He has participated as a speaker at various conferences in the field of Neuroradiology. In the last ten years he has developed a particular interest in MRI of degenerative and rheumatic diseases of the spine. He is the author of numerous publications in national and international journals in the field of Neuroradiology.