EUROPEAN FORUM FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OF MUSCULOSKELETAL RADIOLOGY


Arthritis

Subcommittee – Arthritis

Mission and Vision

Arthritis and its related rheumatic conditions constitute a heterogenous group of diseases and diagnostic imaging is indispensable in the primary investigation as well as quantification of diseases extent and severity. Standard radiographs still play a crucial role in initial assessment and US, CT, and MRI significantly contribute to qualitative and quantitative assessment both in early stage as well as in assessment of disease response.

The Arthritis Subcommittee of the ESSR was founded in 2003 by Prof. Kainberger who established the founding principles and led a group of enthusiastic and highly motivated colleagues. The intention of our group is to further promote education and research in arthritis including the dissemination of diagnostic algorithms, standardisation of protocols as well as the dissemination of knowledge in image interpretation and the organization of multicenter studies to aid Musculoskeletal radiologists in Europe.
Annually, the Subcommittee organizes the “Arthritis Imaging” Session at the ESSR meetings.

 

 

Chairperson

Chiara Giraudo, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Italy
Term of office 2021 – 2024

Vice Chairperson
Winston Rennie
Department of Radiology, University Hospitals of Leicester, UK.

Past chairpersons
Prof. Lennart Jans, 2018-2021
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

Members

For a list of subcommittee members, please VISIT HERE

PROJECTS

MR Protocols in Rheumatology

Research
– Quantitative imaging for osteoarthritis.
– Application of DECT for rheumatic diseases.
– Standardisation & Glossary of terms for axial-Spondyloarthritis.
– Survey on the role of women in musculoskeletal imaging with a special focus on female radiologists working in the rheumatology field.

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)

2019
1. 6th Sports & Arthritis MSK Conference, Poland 15-16 November, 2019 (Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska)

Next Arthritis Subcommittee Meetings

2021
1. 7th Sports & Arthritis MSK conference. Gdánsk, Poland, November 19 – 20, 2021 >> http://www.mskradiology2021.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

 

PUBLICATIONS

Publications of the Arthritis Subcommittee

– Giraudo C, Lecouvet FE, Cotten A, Eshed I, Jans L, Jurik AG, Maas M, Weber M, Sudoł-Szopińska I. Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging in inflammatory diseases: Where are we now? Results of an International Survey by the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology. Eur J Radiol. 2021;136:109533.

– Hemke R, Herregods N, Jaremko JL, Astrom G, Avenarius D, Becce F, Bielecki DK, Boesen M, Dalili D, Giraudo C, Hermann KG, Humphries P, Isaac A, Jurik AG, Klauser AS, Kvist O, Laloo F, Maas M, Mester A, Oei E, Offiah AC, Omoumi P, Papakonstantinou O, PLagou A, Shelmerdine S, Simoni P, Sudol-Szopinska I, de Horatio LT, The J, Jans L, Ronsedhal K. Imaging assessment of children presenting with suspected or known juvenile idiopathic arthritis: ESSR-ESPR points to consider. Eur Radiol. 2020;30:5237-5249.

– Plagou A, The J, Grainger AJ, Schueller-Weidekamm C, Sudol-Szopinska I, Rennie W, Astrom G, Feydy A, Giraudo C, Guerini H, Guglielmi G, Isaac A, Jans L, Jurik AG, Kainberger F, Maas M, Martinoli C, Mascarenhas V, Miese F, O’Connor P, Oei EH, Ostergaard M, Peetrons P, Platzgummer H, Reijinerse M, Robinson P, Rupreht M, Simoni P, Wick MC, Zejden A, Klauser AS. Recommendations of the ESSR Arthritis Subcommittee on Ultrasonography in Inflammatory Joint Disease. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. . 2016;20:496-506.

– Sudol-Szopinska I, Jurik AG, Eshed I, Lennart J, Grainger A, Ostergaard M, Klauser A, Cotton A, Wick MC, Maas M, Miese F, Egund N, Boutry N, Rupreht M, Reijnierse M, Oei EH, Meier R, O’Connnor P, Feydy A, Mascarenhas V, Plagou A, Simoni P. Platzgummer H, Rennie WJ, Mester A, The J, Robinson P, Guglielmi G, Astrom G, Schueller-Weidekamm C. et al. Recommendations of the ESSR Arthritis Subcommittee for the Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Musculoskeletal Rheumatic Diseases. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2015;19:396-411.

– Schueller-Weidekamm C, Masarenhas V, Sudol-Szopinska I, Boutry N, Plagou A, Klauser A, Wick M, Platzgummer H, Jans L. Mester A, Kainberger F, Astrom G, Guglielmi G, Eshed I. Imaging and interpretation of axial spondylarthritis: the radiologist’s perspective–consensus of the Arthritis Subcommittee of the ESSR. 2014;18:265-79.

Links

European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR)

DESIR cohort website and publications:
www.lacohortedesir.fr/desir-in-english
www.lacohortedesir.fr/category/travaux-scientifiques/publication-de-travaux-dans-des-journaux-medicaux

NICE Guidlines on Spondyloarthropathy
https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng65

PROCEDURE TO JOIN THE SUBCOMMITTEE

Colleagues interested in inflammatory rheumatic diseases are very welcome to join the Subcommittee directly emailing the chairperson and attaching a short curriculum vitae.