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Ultrasound in Vasculitis

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Abstract

While musculoskeletal ultrasound is growing and widely accepted as part of a rheumatologist’s daily clinical practice, there has also been high interest in the potential use of ultrasound for diagnosis and treatment follow-up of patients with large vessel vasculitis. This chapter reviews the current evidence regarding ultrasound in vasculitis, an introduction to basic vascular ultrasound settings, and a standardized scanning protocol to consider for these patients.

Keywords

Vasculitis Ultrasound Ultrasonography Large-vessel vasculitides Giant cell arteritis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RheumatologyHospital for Rheumatic Diseases in HaugesundHaugesundNorway
  2. 2.Department of RheumatologyHospital of Southern Norway TrustKristiansandNorway

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