About the Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Arthritis Working Group

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows objective assessment of both inflammation (disease activity) and damage in arthritic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and osteoarthritis (OA). MRI provides important insights into how these diseases progress and very importantly for OMERACT it provides objective measures of response to treatments, as clinical examination findings of tender and swollen joints can be quite unreliable.

MRI is therefore now frequently used as an outcome measure across rheumatology clinical trials. The OMERACT MRI in Arthritis Working Group has been instrumental in this. The group has developed and validated the OMERACT rheumatoid arthritis MRI score (RAMRIS), evaluating the key features of activity and damage in the joints; this method is now the standard used in RA trials using MRI. Furthermore, the group has developed and validated a psoriatic arthritis (PsA) MRI scoring method (PsAMRIS), a hand osteoarthritis (OA) MRI scoring system (HOAMRIS), including a dedicated system for the thumb base (TOMS), a whole-body MRI scoring system allowing assessment of all peripheral joints and entheses (WBMRI WIPE), an enthesitis scoring system (HEMRIS) and a digital overlay-based scoring system of MRI lesions in OA of the hips and knees (HIMRISS and KIMRISS).

Since OMERACT in 2018, the group has continued its work within MRI of enthesitis and whole-body MRI MRI in spondyloarthritis and psoriatic arthritis and within osteoarthritis of the hand, hip and knee. Data from these activities will be presented at OMERACT in Colorado Springs, USA, in April 2020

paul bird

Paul Bird

Co-Chair

Philip Conaghan

Philip Conaghan

Co-Chair

Mikkel Ostergaard

Mikkel Ostergaard

Co-Chair

Charles Peterfy

Charles Peterfy

Co-Chair

Marie Wetterslev

Fellow

OMERACT 2020 Virtual Special Interest Group Session MRI Taskforce Part 1

OMERACT 2020 Virtual Special Interest Group Session MRI Taskforce Part 2

Working Group Members:

Christian Althoff
Moller Dohn
Iris Eshed
Lennart Jans
René Poggenborg
Sabine Weckbach
Veronika Zubler
Marie Wetterslev
Øystein Maugesten
Yasser Emad
Mikael Boesen
Olga Kubassova
John Carrino
Paul Bird
Pernille Boyesen
Philip Conaghan
Torsten Diekhoff Uffe
Andrea Doria
Bo Ejbjerg

Paul Emery
Violaine Foltz
Jane Freeston
Frédérique Gandjbakhch
Daniel Glinatsi
Espen Haavardsholm
Ida Haugen
Kay-Geert Hermann
Jacob Jaremko
Margreet Kloppenberg
Simon Krabbe
Féline Kroon
Robert Lambert
Siri Lillegraven
Walter Maksymowych
Mikkel Østergaard
Susanne Juhl Pedersen
Charles Peterfy
Ulrich Weber

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