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Why are MRIs and Ultrasounds Part of My Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Treatment?
Mikkel Ostergaard, MD, PhD, DMSc
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Date Added: 06/26/13

You get more detailed information by having MRI or ultrasound of what's happening in your joints than you do by clinical examination. Some joints are okay to visualize. The finger joints, for instance, you can they are reasonably easy to see, but still you only see the surface. You don't see the a...
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Professor Mikkel Ostergaard graduated from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1990. In September 2003, he was appointed Professor in Rheumatology/arthritis at University of Copenhagen. His Ph.D.- dissertation (1996) and doctoral thesis (1999) described different aspects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography in knee and wrist joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis. He has co-authored more than 125 scientific articles on rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory arthritides. Dr. Ostergaard is currently involved in national and international clinical and imaging studies of rheumatoid arthritis and spondyloarthritis, co-chair of the OMERACT MRI in inflammatory arthritis special interest group, and member of several other international working groups within imaging in inflammatory joint diseases. He serves as Education and Research Committee Chair on the International Society of Musculoskeletal Imaging in Rheumatology.
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