Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 36, Issue 8, pp 743–758

Imaging of juvenile idiopathic arthritis


DOI: 10.1007/s00247-006-0199-x

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Johnson, K. Pediatr Radiol (2006) 36: 743. doi:10.1007/s00247-006-0199-x


Over the past decade there have been considerable changes in the classification and imaging of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Radiology now has a considerable role in the management of JIA, the differential diagnosis, monitoring disease progression and detecting complications. The different imaging modalities available, their role and limitations are discussed in this article and the various disease features that the radiologist should be aware of are described. An approach to the imaging of the child with joint disease and in the monitoring of disease complications are also discussed.


JointsArthritisInflammationJuvenile idiopathic arthritisChildren

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Radiology DepartmentBirmingham Children’s HospitalBirminghamUK