MRI Predicts Joint Damage in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Changes in joint damage and inflammation, detected with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as early as 12 weeks, predict changes in joint damage evident on subsequent x-rays in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), new research has found.

In the study, published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, the authors, led by Charles Peterfy, MD, PhD, founder and CEO of Spire Sciences Inc., in Boca Raton, Fla., recommend using MRI to assess inflammation and joint damage in short-duration randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in RA....