Concurrent Session 5: Advance Imaging

Concurrent Session

Date/Time: Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM
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New Insights in OA Through Advanced Imaging Techniques – What Do We Know and Where May We Go?

Application of advanced imaging methods has led to a rapid increase in disease understanding and large longitudinal observational studies have added to our understanding of the natural course of osteoarthritis. This presentation will focus on advanced imaging techniques and their application in a clinical, research and clinical trial context. In the last 10 years, joint imaging, particularly MRI, has evolved rapidly. The many developments in MRI techniques capable of assessing cartilage morphology and the methods for evaluating its biochemical composition will be discussed. Advances in MRI quantitative morphologic cartilage assessment and semi-quantitative whole-organ assessment will be reviewed, as will other modalities such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) including CT arthrography and weight bearing CT. Nuclear medicine techniques including hybrid imaging play a complementary but increasingly important role that will briefly be presented. The role of advanced imaging in clinical DMOAD trials and NGF inhibitor development will conclude the presentation.

Followed by abstract presentations.