About the Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging (JAMRI) Working Group

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects joint function, resulting in significant effects on quality of life by limiting physical and psychosocial integration1. JIA has an estimated worldwide prevalence of 0.07 to 4.01 cases and an incidence rate of 0.008 to 0.226 cases per 1000 children per year, respectively, highlighting the global disease burden and the need for new clinical trials for JIA management2.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been reported to be sensitive in detecting early inflammatory changes in the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) in JIA long before radiography, thus allowing for intervention before the onset of irreversible joint damage. Clinical assessment of the SIJ is limited by its location and anatomy. The quantification of interval change of pediatric SIJ using an MRI-based scoring method may serve as an important objective outcome measure.

andrea doria

Andrea Doria

Co-Chair

Marion van Rossum

Marion van Rossum

Co-Chair

Johnathan Akikusa

Co-Chair

Tarimobo Michael Otobo

Tarimobo Michael Otobo

Fellow

Mirkamal Tolend

Mirkamal Tolend

Fellow

Working Group Members:

Derek Avenarius
Timothy Beukelman
Clifton Bingham
Hermine Brunner
Serena Calandra
Phil Conaghan
Alessandro Consolaro
Emily Creek
Maria Antonietta D’agostino
Esi Morgan Dewitt
Andrea Doria
Maria Gallo
Julia Harris

Robert Hemke
Jennifer Horonjeff
Daniel Horton
Daniel Lovell
Mario Maas
Clara Malattia
Melissa Mannion
Jane Munro
Charlotte Nusman
Judyann Olson
Lil-Sophie Ording Muller
Clarissa Pilkington
Homaira Rahimi
Angelo Ravelli

Meredith Riebschleger
Sarah Ringold
Karen Rosendahl
Susan Shenoi
Jennifer Stinson
Vibeke Strand
Susan Thornhill
Karine Toupin-April
Nikolay Tzaribachev
Désirée van der Heijde
Marion van Rossum
Peter Tugwell

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