MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.35, no.1, pp.79-87, 2022 (ESCI)
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MARMARA MEDICAL JOURNAL
Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
Seronegative spondyloarthropathy, Early sacroiliitis, Dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging, Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging, Acute phase reactants, SPONDYLARTHROPATHY, RADIOGRAPHY, JOINTS, STAGE, DWI, MRI
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated:
Objective: Seronegative spondyloarthropathy (SpA) is a destructive disease. Early diagnosis is crucial to prevent morbidity. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the only imaging modality that can show early sacroiliitis. We aimed to investigate the utility of dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the detection, quantification and staging of early/acute SpA. We also investigated the relationship between contrast enhancement properties and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values with laboratory parameters for inflammation such as ESR and CRP measurments.