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Table 2 Source material for review: articles dealing with MRI examination of PsA

From: Magnetic resonance imaging in psoriatic arthritis: a review of the literature

First author [ref.] Year Study typea Description PsA patients who underwent MRI (n) MRI field strength (T)
Antoni [3] 2002 1 Open-label study of infliximab in PsA; dynamic MRI of hands or feet 10 1.5
Backhaus [4] 1999 2 Patients with inflammatory arthritis; MRI of hands 9 0.2
Bollow [5] 1995 2 SpA patients; MRI of sacroiliac joints Not stated 1.5
Bollow [6] 2000 2 SpA patients; biopsies compared with MRI of sacroiliac joints 2 1.5
Bongartz [7] 2005 5 Psoriatic onycho-pachydermo periostitis; MRI evaluation 1 Not stated
Cantini [8] 2001 4 Distal pitting oedema; MRI evaluation 7 0.5
Cimmino [9] 2005 4 PsA and RA patients; dynamic MRI of wrists 15 0.2
Giovagnoni [10] 1995 2 PsA and RA patients; MRI of hands 28 1.0
Godfrin [11] 2003 3 SpA patients with entheseal pain; MRI of entheses 5 1.5
Jevtic [12] 1995 2 RA and SpA patients; MRI of hands 6 2.3
Maillefert [13] 2003 3 Patients with inflammatory arthritis; MRI of hindfoot 1 1.5
McGonagle [14] 1998 2 SpA and RA patients with knee effusion; MRI evaluation 3 0.5 and 1.5
McGonagle [15] 2002 2 Patients with plantar fasciitis (SpA and mechanical); MRI of entheses 4 0.5 and 1.5
Melchiorre [16] 2003 2 PsA and RA patients; MRI of temporomandibular joint 11 0.5
Muche [17] 2003 2 SpA patients; MRI of sacroiliac joints 5 1.5
Offidani [18] 1998 4 Patients with psoriasis and no joint pain; MRI of hands 25 1.0
Olivieri [19] 1996 2 SpA patients with dactylitis; MRI of fingers Not stated 0.5
Olivieri [20] 1997 2 SpA patients with dactylitis of the toes; MRI of toes 6 0.5
Olivieri [21] 2002 2 PsA patients with dactylitis of the fingers; MRI of fingers 6 1.5
Olivieri [22] 2003 5 PsA Patient with dactylitis of fingers; MRI of fingers 1 Not stated
Padula [23] 1998 5 Patients with dactylitis; MRI evaluation 2 Not stated
Padula [24] 1999 5 Patient with psoriasis and tenosynovitis; MRI evaluation 1 Not stated
Salvarani [25] 1999 5 Patients with peripheral pitting oedema; MRI evaluation 2 Not stated
Savnik [26] 2001 2 Patients with inflammatory arthritis; high field versus low field MRI of wrists and fingers Not stated 0.2 and 1.5
Savnik [27] 2001 2 Patients with inflammatory arthritis (RA and SpA); MRI of wrists and fingers 8 1.5
Savnik [28] 2002 3 Patients with inflammatory arthritis (RA and SpA); MRI of wrists and fingers, at baseline and after 1 year Not stated 0.2 and 1.5
Taylor [29] 1997 5 PsA patient with enthesitis of elbow; MRI evaluation 1 Not stated
Tehranzadeh [30] 2004 2 Patients with inflammatory arthritis; MRI of hand evaluated for large bony lesions 7 1.5
Tuzun [31] 1996 5 Psoriatic spondylitis mimicking spinal brucellosis; MRI of spine 1 Not stated
Williamson [32] 2004 2 PsA patients with clinical features of sacroiliitis; MRI of sacroiliac joints 68 1.0
  1. a1, Clinical trial; 2, Observational, cross-sectional; 3, Observational, longitudinal; 4, Case-control; 5, Case report. MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; PsA, psoriatic arthritis; RA, rheumatoid arthritis; SpA, spondyloarthropathy.