Rheumatology, Osteology & MSK

Rheumatology, Osteology, and MSK make use of a broad spectrum of technologies including morphological and functional imaging modalities. DICE has board-certified radiologists with extensive experience in evaluating MSK diseases and our nuclear medicine radiologist has over 10 years of clinical experience with rheumatologic systemic inflammatory diseases.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Trauma
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondyloarthropathies (e.g. psoriasis, ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Muscle wasting diseases
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Bone marrow edema evaluation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fracture characterization and healing assessment
  • Bone graft incorporation
  • Benign bone and joint tumors
  • Tendinopathies

Imaging Modalities:

  • CT
  • MRI (body section or whole body MRI)
  • 18F-FDG whole body PET/CT
  • Bone Scintigraphy (body section or whole body)
  • Ultrasound
  • X-Ray

Interpretation Criteria:

  • Quantitative
    • RECIST
    • TUS score
    • SUVmax
  • Qualitative
    • RUST score
    • Detection of inflammatory erosions and bone bridging in inflammatory arthritis
    • Bone marrow edema detection
    • Sharp/Van der Heijde Score for joint erosion and space narrowing evaluation
    • Disease metabolic activity status
    • Activity status of known (degenerative) tendinosis as evaluated by US
    • PET metabolic activity status of rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatology, Osteology & MSK


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