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From: Laboratory biomarkers or imaging in the diagnostics of rheumatoid arthritis?

Figure 1

Early arthritis. The longitudinal dorsal scan of the II metacarpophalangeal joint (A) shows a wide spectrum of inflammatory findings, such as joint cavity widening, fluid collection (°), synovial hypertrophy (*) and multiple power Doppler spots (+). The transverse scans of the same joint (B, C) better confirm the presence of a highly perfused synovial pannus that is a strong predictor of anatomical damage. This figure is original and has not been previously published.

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