The DyNAMISM Study – recruiting centres sought

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The DyNAMISM study is a large multi-centre study to determine whether NSAIDs use influences MRI findings in axial spondyloarthritis.  Participants undergo a 1wk wash-out of NSAIDs prior to an MRI scan, after which they return to normal medication.  Those who scan positive without NSAIDs are invited for a second MRI after 6wks of returning to… Read more »

BRITSpA MRI Consensus Statement 2017-2nd meeting

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The second meeting of the ongoing BRITSpA led project: Recommendations for acquisition and considerations for interpretation of MRI of the spine and sacroiliac joints (SIJ) in the investigation of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) in the UK was held in London on the 13th of December 2017.

Selected Abstracts 2017

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This year BRITSpA run its second abstract competition, with twelve submissions considered and four delegates asked to present. The winner of the certificate and cheque for £500 was Tim Bray (London) who gave an excellent presentation of his work entitled “A tiny bit of white on MRI”- objective definitions of oedema and fat metaplasia in spondyloarthritis”.