Clin Rheumatol 2020 Apr 12;39(4):1283-1293. Epub 2019 Nov 12.
Department of Bone and Joint Surgery, Department of Orthopedics, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 145 Shandong middle Road, Shanghai, 200001, China.
Objective: To evaluate and compare the diagnostic test accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US) for bone erosion in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients for a specific and efficient diagnostic recommendation.
Method: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy, the sensitivity, specificity, area under the summary receiver operating characteristic curve, positive likelihood ratio, negative likelihood ratio, and diagnostic odds ratio of MRI and US for detecting bone erosion were calculated. Subgroup analyses were conducted to evaluate the performance of these values with different standard references when compared with types of machines and scanning positions. Read More