Detecting synovitis in rheumatoid arthritis with PET imaging, causes and treatment

Synovitis can be detected with the use of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research. Synovitis is a condition where inflammation occurs in the lining of the joint – known as the synovium. Swelling, redness and warmth can also be observed during a physical examine.

Synovitis is commonly associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) because RA can irritate the lining of the synovium, leading to inflammation.

According to the latest findings, the use of PET imaging can help doctors determine synovitis in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. Read more.

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