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Table 1 Correlation between dynamic MRI and histological signs of synovitis in MCP2 joints according to Spearman

From: Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of metacarpophalangeal joints reflects histological signs of synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis

  ME REE MV
Synovitis Scorea 0.743 ( P = 0.02) 0.228 (P = 0.56) 0.270 (P = 0.48)
Lining layer hypertrophy 0.789 ( P = 0.01) 0.177 (P = 0.65) 0.346 (P = 0.36)
Inflammatory infiltrate 0.249 (P = 0.52) 0.053 (P = 0.89) 0.107 (P = 0.78)
Cellular density 0.842 ( P = 0.004) 0.408 (P = 0.28) 0.461 (P = 0.21)
Sublining CD68 0.750 ( P = 0.02) 0.450 (P = 0.22) 0.567 (P = 0.11)
  1. Significant results in bold. MCP, metacarpophalangeal; ME, maximum synovial enhancement; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; MV maximum enhancement velocity; REE, rate of early enhancement. aSynovitis Score according to Krenn and colleagues [14].