Semin Arthritis Rheum 2021 Aug 15. Epub 2021 Aug 15.
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. Electronic address:
Objectives: Whole body-MRI is helpful in directing diagnostic and treatment approaches, and as a research outcome measure. We describe our initial consensus-driven phase towards developing a whole body-MRI scoring system for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Methods: An iterative approach using three rounds of anonymous Delphi surveys followed by a consensus meeting was used to draft the structure of the whole body-MRI scoring system, including the relevant anatomic joints and entheses for assessment, diagnostic item selection, definition and grading, and selection of appropriate MRI planes and sequences. Read More