In the Rheumatoid Arthritis Continuum, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Plays a Role

Author(s): Freeston Naredo

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is now viewed as a disease continuum rather than a single phenotype. The current and potential benefits of using ultrasound (US) along this continuum are discussed in this overview: from the use in disease monitoring and defining remission to the confirmation of an early diagnosis of RA, the prediction of progression to RA in individuals at risk, and the consideration of differential diagnoses.