EUROPEAN FORUM FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OF MUSCULOSKELETAL RADIOLOGY


Arthritis

Subcommittee – Arthritis

Diagnostic imaging is indispensible for both the primary investigation as well as the quantification of arthritis and its related diseases. Standard radiograms have proven crucial as the first-line modality of imaging. Ultrasound, MRI, and CT readily document arthritis and other inflammatory diseases at early stages. They help to quantify the extent of acute and chronic inflammation.

The subcommittee for Imaging in Rheumatology was founded in 2003. Its intention is to promote various aspects of indications for imaging, standardized techniques, and methods for successfully interpreting imaging findings.
Annually, the subcommittee organizes the “Arthritis Imaging” sessions at the ESSR meetings. As there is a strong collaboration with the EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism), an ESSR-EULAR joint session has been organized for the first time at the ESSR meeting in 2012.

Chairperson:

Prof. Lennart Jans
Department of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium

Past chairpersons:
Prof. Iwona Sudol-Szopinska, 2015-2018
Prof. Claudia Weidekamm 2011-2015
Prof. Anne Grethe Jurik 2007-2011
Dr. Philip O’Conner 2003-2007
Prof. Franz Kainberger- initiator of the Arthritis Subcommittee and first chairperson 2003

MR Protocols in Rheumatology

Common projects for download:

* Imaging and interpretation of axial spondylarthritis: the radiologist’s perspective–consensus of the Arthritis Subcommittee of the ESSR. Weidekamm C, Mascarenhas VV, Sudol-Szopinska I, Boutry N, Plagou A, Klauser A, Wick M, Platzgummer H, Jans L, Mester A, Kainberger F, Aström G, Guglielmi G, Eshed I.Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2014 Jul;18(3):265-79. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1375569.
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* Recommendations of the ESSR Arthritis Subcommittee for the Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Musculoskeletal Rheumatic Diseases. Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Anne Grethe Jurik, Iris Eshed, Jans Lennart, Andrew Grainger, Mikkel Østergaard, Andrea Klauser, Anne Cotten, Marius C. Wick, Mario Maas, Falk Miese, Niels Egund, Nathalie Boutry, Mitja Rupreht, Monique Reijnierse, Edwin H. G. Oei, Reinhard Meier, Phil O’Connor, Antoine Feydy, Vasco Mascarenhas, Athena Plagou, Paolo Simoni, Hannes Platzgummer, Winston J. Rennie, Adam Mester, James Teh, Philip Robinson, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Gunnar Åström, Claudia Weiderkamm, Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2015;19:396–411.
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* Recommendations of the ESSR Arthritis Subcommittee on Ultrasonography in Inflammatory Joint Disease. Plagou A, Teh J, Grainger AJ, Weidekamm C, Sudoł-Szopińska I, Rennie W, Åström G, Feydy A, Giraudo C, Guerini H, Guglielmi G, Isaac A, Jans L, Jurik AG, Kainberger F, Maas M, Martinoli C, Mascarenhas VV, Miese F, O’Connor P, Oei EH, Østergaard M, Peetrons P, Platzgummer H, Reijnierse M, Robinson P, Rupreht M, Simoni P, Wick MC, Zejden A, Klauser AS. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2016 Nov;20(5):496-506. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1593533. PubMed PMID: 28002871.
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Meetings organized by the subcommittee:

2015
1. ‘Imaging Arthritis 2015’ Ghent, Belgium, 12 September 2015 >> www.imaging-arthritis.eu (Lennart Jans)
2. 2nd Sports and Arthritis MSK Conference, Krakow, Poland, 13-14 November 2015 >> www.mskradiology.com.pl (Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska)
3. 2nd Seminars in MSK radiology, Brussels, Belgium, 10-12 December 2015 >> http://www.msk2015.be (Paolo Simoni)

2016
1. Porto, MSK sports And arthritis meeting (September 2016)
2. 3rd Sports and Arthritis MSK Conference, Krakow, Poland, 17-19 November 2016 >> www.mskradiology.pl (Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska)
3. Seminars in MSK Radiology, Brussels, Belgium 15-17 December 2016 (Paolo Simoni)

2017
1. 4th Sports and Arthritis MSK Conference, Gdánsk, Poland, 16-18 November 2017 >> www.mskradiology2017.pl (Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska)

2018
1. 5th International Sports & Arthritis MSK Conference, Gdánsk, Poland, November 16-17, 2018 >> www.mskradiology2018.pl (Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska)

ARTHRITIS-RELATED LATEST PUBLICATIONS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS:

DOWNLOAD HERE a list of more than 400 publications by the subcommittee members

Members

Members

Gunnar Åström, MD
Department of Radiology
Akademiska Sjukhuset
Uppsala – Sweden

Alberto Bazzocchi, MD, PhD
Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Bologna, Italy

Fabio Becce, MD
Lausanne University Hospital
Lausanne, Switzerland

Dennis K Bielecki, MD
King’s College London
London, United Kingdom

Mikael Boesen, MD PhD
Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital
Copenhagen University
Copenhagen, Denmark

Nathalie Boutry, MD
Professor of Radiology
Head of Paediatric Radiology Department
Service de Radiopédiatrie, Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre ,
CHRU de Lille, France

Anne Cotten MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Chief Department of Radiology
Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, University Hospital of Lille, France

Danoob Dalili, MD
Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom

Eline De Smet, MD
UZA Antwerpen
Belgium

Niels Egund, MD
Consultant Radiologist
Professor, DMSc
Department of Radiology
Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus C, Denmark

Iris Eshed, MD
Professor of Radiology
Head of MSK Imaging Unit
Department of Diagnostic imaging
The Sheba Medical Center,
Affiliated to the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Antoine Feydy, MD
Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology B
Cochin Hospital
Paris University of Descartes
Paris Cedex, France

Chiara Giraudo MD, PhD,
Radiology Institute, Department of Medicine – DIMED
Padova University, Padova, Italy

Andrew Grainger, MD
Consultant and Hon Associate Clinical
Professor of Radiology
Department of MSK Radiology
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Chapel Allerton Orthopaedic Centre
Leeds, UK

Giuseppe Guglielmi, Prof., MD, PhD
Department of Radiology
Scientific Institute Hospital “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza”
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy

Kay-Geert Hermann, MD, Priv.-Doz.
Senior Consultant
Head of Arthritis Imaging Research Group
University Hospital Charité – Campus Mitte
Department of Radiology
Berlin, Germany

Nele Herregods, MD
Ghent University Hospital
Ghent, Belgium

Robert Hemke, MD, PhD
Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Academic Medical Center
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Wouter Huysse, MD
Ghent University Hospital
Gent, Belgium

Amanda Isaac, MD
Guys and St Thomas
London, United Kingdom

Gordana Ivanac, MD
Department for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
University Hospital Dubrava
Zagreb, Crotia

Lennart Jans, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital,
Belgium

Jacob Jaremko, MD
University of Alberta Hospital
Edmonton, Canada

Anne Grethe Jurik MD, DMSc
Professor University of Southern Denmark
Division of Radiology
University of Aarhus Denmark
Aarhus, Denmark

Franz Kainberger, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Division of Neuro- and Musculoskeletal Radiology
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy
Medical University of Vienna

Monica Khanna
Department of Clinical Imaging
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
London – United Kingdom

Andrea Klauser MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
ÖGUM President
ÖGUM level III Course Instructor for Musculoskeletal Sonography
Department of Radiology
Medical University Innsbruck
Section Rheumatology and Sports Imaging

Mies Korteweg
Reade (rheumatology and rehabilitation Center)
Amsterdam – the Netherlands

Frederiek Laloo, MD
Ghent University
Ghent, Belgium

Frédéric Lecouvet, MD, PhD
Saint Luc University UCL Brussels
Université Catholique de Louvain IREC
Brussels, Belgium

Mario Maas, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Dept. of Radiology, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology
University of Amsterdam,
Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Vasco Mascarenhas, MD Msc MBA
Head of MSK Imaging Unit
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Hospital da Luz, Luz-Saude
Lisbon, Portugal

Reinhard Meier, MD
Professor of Radiology
Vice Chairman of the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
University Hospital Ulm
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
University Hospital Ulm, Germany

Adam Mester, MD, PhD
Associate professor of radiology
Head of Department of Radiology
Board member of Hungarian Association of Rheumatology
Vicepresident of Musculoskeletal Section of Hungarian Society of Radiologists
National Institute of Rheumatology an Physiotherapy
Budapest, Hungary

Falk Miese, MD
Associate Professor
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf,
and Practice for Radiology, Nuklear Medicine and Radiotherapy, Bottop, Germany

Phil O’Connor, MD
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology
Director of NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Imaging Unit
Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Edwin H. G. Oei, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Section Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Musculoskeletal Imaging Research Group
Department of Radiology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Patrick Omoumi, MD, MSc, PhD
Head of Musculoskeletal Imaging
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Bugnon 46, CH-1011 Lausanne Switzerland

Mikkel Østergaard, MD, PhD, DMSc
Professor of Rheumatology,
Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research,
Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Glostrup, and University of Copenhagen
Glostrup, Denmark

Vittorio Pansini, Ph.D
Ricerche Diagnostiche
Largo Ciaia, Bari

Olympia Papakonstantinou, MD
Assistant Professor
General Attikon Hospital
University of Athens
Athens, Greece

Janani Pillai
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
London North West University Healthcare NHS trust
London, United Kingdom

Athene Plagou MD, PhD
Radiologist
Private Radiological Institution
Athens, Greece

Hannes Platzgummer, MD
Medical University of Vienna
Department of Biomedical Imaging und Image-guided Therapy
Vienna, Austria

Monique Reijnierse, MD, PhD
Head of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Department of Radiology
Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden, The Netherlands

Winston J Rennie MB;BS, MSc, FRCR
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
Quality & Safety Lead- Imaging
University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary

Philip Robinson, MD
Clinical Director Radiology
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist &
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor (University of Leeds)
Musculoskeletal Centre X-Ray Dept
Chapel Allerton Hospital
Leeds, United Kingdom

Karin Rosendahl, MD
Professor of Radiology
University Hospital of North Norway
Bergen, Norway

Mitja Rupreht, MD
Assisstant Professor
Department of Radiology, UMC Maribor
Maribor, Slovenia

Amit Shah, MD
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester, United Kingdom

Paolo Simoni, MD PhD
Professor of Radiology
University of Bruxelles (ULB)
Chief Department of Radiology
Reine Fabiola Children’s University Hospital of Bruxelles
Belgium

Iwona Sudol-Szopinska, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Head Department of Radiology
Department of Radiology, Institute of Rheumatology, Warsaw, Poland & Imaging Diagnostic Department, Warsaw Medical University, Poland

Dr James Teh
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Alberto Vieira, MD
Head of the MSK Division of Radiology
Hospital Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal
Hospital Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal

Claudia Weidekamm, Assoc. Prof. MD PhD MBA
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Division of Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology
University of Vienna, Austria

Marius C. Wick, MD, MSc
Privatdozent
Emergency Radiology Consultant
Master MSc in Health Care Management
ÖGIR Certified Interventional Radiologist
Department of Radiology
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden

Anne Zejden, MD
Consultant Radiologist
Institut for Klinisk Medicin – Røntgen og Skanning
Aarhus N, Denmark