Wiener klinische Wochenschrift

, Volume 126, Issue 23–24, pp 809–814 | Cite as

Empfehlungen der Österreichische Gesellschaft für Rheumatologie und Rehabilitation/Austrian Radiology-Rheumatology Initiative for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound zur Anwendung des Ultraschalls bei rheumatischen Erkrankungen in der klinischen Praxis

  • Christina Duftner
  • Christian Dejaco
  • Franz Kainberger
  • Klaus Machold
  • Peter Mandl
  • Thomas Nothnagl
  • Tobias DeZordo
  • Rusmir Husic
  • Claudia Schüller-Weidekamm
  • Michael Schirmer
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Zusammenfassung

Die Frühdiagnostik gewinnt in der Rheumatologie zunehmend an Bedeutung. Chronisch entzündliche Erkrankungen sollten möglichst vor dem Auftreten radiologisch sichtbarer Schäden diagnostiziert werden und so ist der Einsatz funktioneller bildgebender Methoden wie des Ultraschalls oftmals unverzichtbar.

Zur Qualitätssicherung und -verbesserung der von Rheumatologen durchgeführten Ultraschalluntersuchungen wurden von der Austrian Radiology-Rheumatology Initiative for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (ARRIMUS) Empfehlungen für die technische Ausstattung, Indikationen und Dokumentation der Ultraschall-Untersuchung, Zuhilfenahme des Ultraschalls bei Gelenkspunktion und -infiltration sowie ein Ausbildungscurriculum formuliert.

Diese Empfehlungen wurden von der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Rheumatologie und Rehabilitation (ÖGR) befürwortet und sollen als Grundlage zur Etablierung und Qualitätssicherung der Sonographie bei rheumatischen Erkrankungen in der klinischen Praxis dienen.

Schlüsselwörter

Ultraschall Empfehlungen Diagnose Intervention Rheumatologie 

Recommendations of the Austrian Society of Rheumatology/Austrian Radiology-Rheumatology Initiative for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for the application of ultrasound in rheumatology

Summary

It is the current goal in rheumatology to diagnose and treat inflammatory rheumatic diseases early in order to avoid structural damage. Functional imaging methods such as musculoskeletal sonography are increasingly used to support the clinical diagnosis. To ascertain the quality of ultrasound assessments performed by rheumatologists in Austria, the Austrian Radiology-Rheumatology Initiative for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (ARRIMUS) proposed recommendations for a training curriculum, technical standards for ultrasound equipment, minimum requirements for documentation, indications for sonography and the use of ultrasound for interventions. These recommendations have been endorsed by the Austrian Society of Rheumatology and should aid rheumatologists to perform high quality ultrasound assessment in clinical practice.

Keywords

Ultrasonography Clinical practice guideline Diagnosis Interventional guidance Rheumatology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christina Duftner
    • 1
  • Christian Dejaco
    • 2
  • Franz Kainberger
    • 3
  • Klaus Machold
    • 4
  • Peter Mandl
    • 4
  • Thomas Nothnagl
    • 5
  • Tobias DeZordo
    • 6
  • Rusmir Husic
    • 2
  • Claudia Schüller-Weidekamm
    • 3
  • Michael Schirmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Universitätsklinik für Innere Medizin VIMedizinische Universität InnsbruckInnsbruckÖsterreich
  2. 2.Abteilung für RheumatologieMedizinische Universität GrazGrazÖsterreich
  3. 3.Universitätsklinik für RadiologieMedizinische Universität WienWienÖsterreich
  4. 4.Abteilung für RheumatologieMedizinische Universität WienWienÖsterreich
  5. 5.Niederösterreichisches Kompetenzzentrum für RheumatologieLandesklinikum StockerauStockerauÖsterreich
  6. 6.Universitätsklinik für RadiologieMedizinische Universität InnsbruckInnsbruckÖsterreich

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