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Table 1 Quality scores for the articles on MRI and SpA fulfilling the inclusion criteria

From: A systematic critical review on MRI in spondyloarthritis

  Bollow et al.(1995) [10] Klauser et al.(2004) [11] Brandt et al.(2007) [12] Weber et al.(2010) [13] Wick et al.(2010) [14] Kim et al.(2008) [15] Weber et al.(2009) [16] Bennett et al.(2009) [17] Bennett et al.(2009) [18]
Study sampling (0-1) 1 0 1 2 1 1 2 1 1
Diagnosis (0-1) 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
MRI evaluation (0-1) 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 2 1
Data analysis and presentation of results (0-1) 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 1
Total (0-8) 2 1 2 7 3 4 7 4 3
  1. Diagnosis assessed on IBP or SpA diagnosed by criteria (best) or expert opinion (second best), same diagnosis performed on whole sample, diagnosis independent of MRI, diagnosis blinded for MRI, and reproducibility of diagnosis tested (inter- and intraexaminer reliability tested and reported). MRI evaluation assessed on clear definition of each relevant MRI finding, MRI blinded from diagnosis, reproducibility (inter- and intraexaminer reliability tested and reported), and short time between the MRI scan and diagnosis. Data analysis and presentation of results assessed on statistical significance test and confidence intervals reported where relevant and results presented in an understandable way. 0, Nonacceptable; 1, Reasonable; 2, Good; SpA, spondyloarthritis; IBP, inflammatory back pain.