Radiographics 2020 Jan-Feb;40(1):223-240
From the Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology (M.H., R.M.), and Division of Rheumatic Diseases (H.K., H.Y.), National Center for Global Health and Medicine, 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8655, Japan.
Rheumatic diseases are various painful conditions that affect joints, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Arthritis is a typical condition of rheumatic disease. Although rheumatoid arthritis is a representative rheumatic disease, various diseases other than rheumatoid arthritis can also affect joints, and differential diagnosis of rheumatic diseases is often difficult owing to the similar clinical manifestations. Read More