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Table 7 US versus MRI in JIA

From: Comparison of ultrasonography with Doppler and MRI for assessment of disease activity in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a pilot study

   US    MRI
Early diagnosis Early diagnosis
Soft tissues Soft tissues
Hyperemia/Doppler Hyperemia/contrast enhancement
Available at point of care Poor availability
Non-invasive IV contrast
Sedation/general anesthesia in young children
Quick Time consuming
Focal imaging Overview
Bone surface only Bone, bone marrow edema
Machine and operator dependent Machine and operator dependent
Limited normative data Limited normative data
Not validated Not validated