Superb Microvascular Imaging in Assessment of Synovitis and Tenosynovitis in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Kandemirli S. G., ÇİÇEK F., ERDEMLİ GÜRSEL B., BİLGİN C., Kilic S. S., YAZICI Z.

ULTRASOUND QUARTERLY, vol.37, no.1, pp.56-62, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ruq.0000000000000516
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.56-62
  • Keywords: juvenile idiopathic arthritis, synovitis, superb microvascular imaging, Doppler, MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND, ULTRASONOGRAPHY, POWER, DEFINITIONS, RELIABILITY, CHILDREN, JOINTS, SCORE
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic utility of superb microvascular imaging (SMI) in assessment of synovitis/tenosynovitis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis in comparison to power Doppler ultrasound. Thirty juvenile idiopathic arthritis cases with active clinical findings and ultrasound features of effusion and/or tenosynovitis were further imaged with power Doppler and SMI. For classification of synovial inflammation, a semiquantitative scale (4 points) adopted by Outcome Measures in Rheumatology was used.