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Fig. 2 | Arthritis Research & Therapy

Fig. 2

From: The value of MRI examination on bilateral hands including proximal interphalangeal joints for disease assessment in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional cohort study

Fig. 2

A typical MRI image of tenosynovitis. The patient was a 29-year-old female with 11 months of RA disease duration and DAS28-CRP of 4.52, and she never took any disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or glucocorticoid. Left, coronal spin echo fat-suppressed T1-weighted imaging; right (A–D), axial spin echo fat-suppressed T1-weighted imaging. (A) Proximal interphalangeal joints 2~5; (B) interphalangeal joint of thumb and metacarpophalangeal joints 2~5; (C) metacarpophalangeal joint 1 and the distal part of wrist; and (D) the proximal part of wrist. Blue arrows, flexor tenosynovitis of digit in PIPJ or MCPJ; red arrows, tenosynovitis in bilateral wrist flexor compartments 2; yellow arrows, tenosynovitis in bilateral wrist extensor compartments IV

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