Indian Journal of Rheumatology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 48--56

Sonography of common rheumatic diseases


Gurjit S Kaeley1, Laurie A Ramrattan1, Veena K Ranganath2 
1 Division of Rheumatology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida, USA
2 Division of Rheumatology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Gurjit S Kaeley
Division of Rheumatology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville 653-1 West Eight Street, LRC 2nd Floor L-14, Jacksonville, FL 32209-6561
USA

There has been a major sea change in the care of rheumatology patients with the advent of bedside ultrasound (US). US not only offers an ionizing free form of imaging but can also evaluate the vascularity of structures without using contrast. Sonography has generated much excitement with the depiction of disease processes affecting anatomical structures, and in some cases, has changed our views of the pathophysiology. It has also enabled establishing the diagnosis when the clinical picture is unclear. In this article, the role of US in major rheumatic syndromes will be outlined with high-quality sonographic images.


How to cite this article:
Kaeley GS, Ramrattan LA, Ranganath VK. Sonography of common rheumatic diseases.Indian J Rheumatol 2018;13:48-56


How to cite this URL:
Kaeley GS, Ramrattan LA, Ranganath VK. Sonography of common rheumatic diseases. Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Dec 6 ];13:48-56
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