Ulusal Romatoloji Dergisi / Journal of Turkish Society for Rheumatology
 
 
p-ISSN: 2651-2653
e-ISSN: 2651-2661
Editor-in-Chief
Haner Direskeneli
2019 Volume 11
 
 
Deomed Yayıncılık
 
 
 
Volume 10, Issue 1, June 2019
Page(s): 23-32
 
Review
Received: August 3, 2018; Accepted: August 6, 2018; Published online: June 10, 2019
doi:10.2399/raed.19.02486; Copyright © 2019 Turkish Society for Rheumatology
The role of imaging in the assessment of disease activity in Takayasu arteritis
Gökçe Kenar1 (E-mail), Fatoş Önen2
1Division of Rheumatology, Clinics of Internal Medicine, Mardin State Hospital, Mardin, Turkey; 2Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey
Summary
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a rare systemic vasculitis, grouped in large vessel vasculitis (LVV) that mainly involves the aorta and its main branches. There are no valid follow-up parameters in the assessment of disease activity in TA. In daily rheumatology practice, clinicians benefit from acute phase response, imaging techniques and some new tools developed for clinical findings, and also their combinations to assess the disease activity. Conventional angiography, accepted as standard method for TA, has been replaced by new imaging techniques as magnetic resonance (MR), computer tomography (CT) angiography, B-mode Doppler ultrasonography (USG) and 18F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET). All these imaging modalities have some superiority in terms of detection of active disease with TA. In this review; we aimed to discuss the role of imaging techniques in assessing disease activity in TA.
Keywords: Takayasu arteritis, disease activity, imaging, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance, positron emission tomography
 
 
Reklam
 
   
RAED Dergisi / RAED Journal

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