EUROPEAN FORUM FOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH OF MUSCULOSKELETAL RADIOLOGY


Arthritis

Subcommittee – Arthritis

Diagnostic imaging is indispensible for both the primary investigation as well as the quantification of arthritis and its related diseases. Standard radiograms have proven crucial as the first-line modality of imaging. Ultrasound, MRI, and CT readily document arthritis and other inflammatory diseases at early stages. They help to quantify the extent of acute and chronic inflammation.

The subcommittee for Imaging in Rheumatology was founded in 2003. Its intention is to promote various aspects of indications for imaging, standardized techniques, and methods for successfully interpreting imaging findings.
Annually, the subcommittee organizes the “Arthritis Imaging” sessions at the ESSR meetings. As there is a strong collaboration with the EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism), an ESSR-EULAR joint session has been organized for the first time at the ESSR meeting in 2012.

Chairperson:

Prof. Iwona Sudol-Szopinska, MD, PhD
Department of Radiology, National Institute of Geriatrics, Rheumatology and Rehabilitation,
Warsaw, Poland; sudolszopinska@gmail.com

Vice chairperson:

Prof. Lennart Jans
Department of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital,
Belgium; lennartjans@hotmail.com

Common projects:

* Imaging and interpretation of axial spondylarthritis: the radiologist’s perspective–consensus of the Arthritis Subcommittee of the ESSR. Schueller-Weidekamm C, Mascarenhas VV, Sudol-Szopinska I, Boutry N, Plagou A, Klauser A, Wick M, Platzgummer H, Jans L, Mester A, Kainberger F, Aström G, Guglielmi G, Eshed I.Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2014 Jul;18(3):265-79. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1375569.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24896743

* Recommendations of the ESSR Arthritis Subcommittee for the Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Musculoskeletal Rheumatic Diseases. Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Anne Grethe Jurik, Iris Eshed, Jans Lennart, Andrew Grainger, Mikkel Østergaard, Andrea Klauser, Anne Cotten, Marius C. Wick, Mario Maas, Falk Miese, Niels Egund, Nathalie Boutry, Mitja Rupreht, Monique Reijnierse, Edwin H. G. Oei, Reinhard Meier, Phil O’Connor, Antoine Feydy, Vasco Mascarenhas, Athena Plagou, Paolo Simoni, Hannes Platzgummer, Winston J. Rennie, Adam Mester, James Teh, Philip Robinson, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Gunnar Åström, Claudia Schueller-Weiderkamm, Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2015;19:396–411.
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*  Plagou A, Teh J, Grainger AJ, Schueller-Weidekamm C, Sudoł-Szopińska I, Rennie W, Åström G, Feydy A, Giraudo C, Guerini H, Guglielmi G, Isaac A, Jans L, Jurik AG, Kainberger F, Maas M, Martinoli C, Mascarenhas VV, Miese F, O’Connor P, Oei EH, Østergaard M, Peetrons P, Platzgummer H, Reijnierse M, Robinson P, Rupreht M, Simoni P, Wick MC, Zejden A, Klauser AS. Recommendations of the ESSR Arthritis Subcommittee on Ultrasonography in Inflammatory Joint Disease. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2016 Nov;20(5):496-506. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1593533. PubMed PMID: 28002871.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28002871

Past chairpersons:

Prof. Claudia Schueller-Weidekamm 2011-2015
Prof. Anne Grethe Jurik 2007-2011
Dr. Philip O’Conner 2003-2007
Prof. Franz Kainberger- initiator of the Arthritis Subcommittee and first chairperson 2003

Meetings organized by the subcommittee:

2015
1. ‘Imaging Arthritis 2015’ Ghent, Belgium, 12 September 2015 >> www.imaging-arthritis.eu (Lennart Jans)
2. 2nd Sports and Arthritis MSK Conference, Krakow, Poland, 13-14 November 2015 >> www.mskradiology.com.pl (Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska)
3. 2nd Seminars in MSK radiology, Brussels, Belgium, 10-12 December 2015 >> http://www.msk2015.be (Paolo Simoni)

2016
1. Porto, MSK sports And arthritis meeting (September 2016)
2. 3rd Sports and Arthritis MSK Conference, Krakow, Poland, 17-19 November 2016 >> www.mskradiology.pl (Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska)
3. Seminars in MSK Radiology, Brussels, Belgium 15-17 December 2016 (Paolo Simoni)

2017
1. 4th Sports and Arthritis MSK Conference, Gdánsk, Poland, 16-18 November 2017 >> www.mskradiology2017.pl (Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska)

ARTHRITIS-RELATED LATEST PUBLICATIONS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS:

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Members

Members

Gunnar Åström, MD
Department of Radiology
Akademiska Sjukhuset
Uppsala – Sweden
gunnar.astrom@radiol.uu.se

Nathalie Boutry, MD
Professor of Radiology
Head of Paediatric Radiology Department
nboutry@chru-lille.fr
Service de Radiopédiatrie, Hôpital Jeanne de Flandre ,
CHRU de Lille, France

Anne Cotten MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Chief Department of Radiology
Anne.COTTEN@chru-lille.fr
Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, University Hospital of Lille, France

Niels Egund, MD
Consultant Radiologist
Professor, DMSc
nielegun@rm.dk / niels@egund.dk
Department of Radiology
Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus C, Denmark

Iris Eshed, MD
Professor of Radiology
Head of MSK Imaging Unit
iriseshed@gmail.com
Department of Diagnostic imaging
The Sheba Medical Center,
Affiliated to the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Antoine Feydy, MD
Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology B
Cochin Hospital
Paris University of Descartes
Paris Cedex, France
antoine.feydy@cch.aphp.fr

Chiara Giraudo, MD
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy
Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
chiara.giraudo@meduniwien.ac.at
Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Andrew Grainger, MD
Consultant and Hon Associate Clinical
Professor of Radiology
andrewgrainger@nhs.net
Department of MSK Radiology
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Chapel Allerton Orthopaedic Centre
Leeds, UK

Giuseppe Guglielmi, Prof., MD, PhD
g.guglielmi@unifg.it
Department of Radiology
Scientific Institute Hospital “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza”
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy

Kay-Geert Hermann, MD, Priv.-Doz.
Senior Consultant
Head of Arthritis Imaging Research Group
kghermann@gmail.com, kgh@charite.de
University Hospital Charité – Campus Mitte
Department of Radiology
Berlin, Germany

Amanda Isaac, MD
amandaisaac@doctors.org.uk
Guys and St Thomas
London, United Kingdom

Lennart Jans, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
lennart.jans@ugent.be
Department of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital,
Belgium

Anne Grethe Jurik MD, DMSc
Professor University of Southern Denmark
annejuri@rm.dk
Division of Radiology
University of Aarhus Denmark
Aarhus, Denmark

Franz Kainberger, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Division of Neuro- and Musculoskeletal Radiology
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy
franz.kainberger@meduniwien.ac.at
Medical University of Vienna

Andrea Klauser MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
ÖGUM President
ÖGUM level III Course Instructor for Musculoskeletal Sonography
andrea.klauser@i-med.ac.at
Department of Radiology
Medical University Innsbruck
Section Rheumatology and Sports Imaging

Mario Maas, MD, PhD
m.maas@amc.uva.nl
Professor of Radiology
Dept. of Radiology, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology
University of Amsterdam,
Academic Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Vasco Mascarenhas, MD Msc MBA
Head of MSK Imaging Unit
vmascarenhas@me.com
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Hospital da Luz, Luz-Saude
Lisbon, Portugal

Reinhard Meier, MD
Professor of Radiology
Vice Chairman of the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
University Hospital Ulm
reinhard.meier@uniklinik-ulm.de
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
University Hospital Ulm, Germany

Adam Mester, MD, PhD
Associate professor of radiology
Head of Department of Radiology
Board member of Hungarian Association of Rheumatology
Vicepresident of Musculoskeletal Section of Hungarian Society of Radiologists
mester_ad@yahoo.com
National Institute of Rheumatology an Physiotherapy
Budapest, Hungary

Assoc. Prof. Falk Miese, MD
Associate Professor
dr.miese@gmx.de
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf,
and Practice for Radiology, Nuklear Medicine and Radiotherapy, Bottop, Germany

Phil O’Connor, MD
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology
Director of NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Imaging Unit
Philip.O’Connor@leedsth.nhs.uk
Leeds Teaching Hospitals

Edwin H. G. Oei, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Musculoskeletal Imaging
e.oei@erasmusmc.nl
Section Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Musculoskeletal Imaging Research Group
Department of Radiology, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Mikkel Østergaard, MD, PhD, DMSc
Professor of Rheumatology,
mo@dadlnet.dk
Copenhagen Center for Arthritis Research,
Center for Rheumatology and Spine Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Glostrup, and University of Copenhagen
Glostrup, Denmark

Athene Plagou MD, PhD
athena.plagou@gmail.com
Radiologist,
Private Radiological Institution, Athens Greece

Hannes Platzgummer, MD
hannes.platzgummer@meduniwien.ac.at
Medical University of Vienna
Department of Biomedical Imaging und Image-guided Therapy

Monique Reijnierse, MD, PhD
Head of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Department of Radiology
m.reijnierse@lumc.nl
Leiden University Medical Center
Leiden, The Netherlands

Winston J Rennie MB;BS, MSc, FRCR
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
Quality & Safety Lead- Imaging
winston.rennie@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary

Philip Robinson, MD
Clinical Director Radiology
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist &
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor (University of Leeds)
Philip.robinson10@nhs.net
Musculoskeletal Centre X-Ray Dept
Chapel Allerton Hospital
Leeds, UK

Mitja Rupreht , MD
Assisstant Professor
mitja.rupreht@guest.arnes.si
Department of Radiology, UMC Maribor, Slovenia

Claudia Schueller-Weiderkamm, Assoc. Prof. MD PhD MBA
Schueller-Weidekamm
weidekamm@icloud.com
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Division of Neuroradiology and Musculoskeletal Radiology, University of Vienna, Austria

Paolo Simoni, MD PhD
Professor of Radiology
University of Bruxelles (ULB)
Chief Department of Radiology
paoloemiliosimoni@gmail.com
Reine Fabiola Children’s University Hospital of Bruxelles
Belgium

Iwona Sudol-Szopinska, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Head Department of Radiology
sudolszopinska@gmail.com
Department of Radiology, Institute of Rheumatology, Warsaw, Poland & Imaging Diagnostic Department, Warsaw Medical University, Poland

Dr James Teh
Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
James.Teh@ouh.nhs.uk
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Alberto Vieira, MD
Head of the MSK Division of Radiology
Hospital Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal
alberto_vieira@hotmail.com
Hospital Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal

Marius C. Wick, MD, MSc
Privatdozent
Emergency Radiology Consultant
Master MSc in Health Care Management
ÖGIR Certified Interventional Radiologist
marius.wick@karolinska.se
Department of Radiology
Karolinska University Hospital
Stockholm, Sweden