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Current issue – 06/2024

New Bone Formation in Axial Spondyloarthritis: A Review

Ulas ST, Deppe D, Ziegeler K et. al.

Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is a chronic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the sacroiliac joints (SIJs) and the spine. Imaging plays a crucial role in the diagnosis of axSpA, with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiography being the primary modalities used in clinical practice. This review explores the role of imaging in the diagnosis and monitoring of axSpA, focusing on the significance of new bone formation.







Diagnostic approach to splenic lesions

Krähling H, Seidensticker M, Heindel WL et. al.

Splenic lesions are rare and mostly incidental findings on cross-sectional imaging. While in most cases a correct diagnosis can be made from computed tomography (CT), (additional) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can aid in the identification of lesions. This review presents the differential diagnoses of splenic lesions, including imaging characteristics and a flowchart to determine the right diagnosis.






Incidental pulmonary nodules – current guidelines and management

Glandorf J, Vogel-Claussen J

Due to the greater use of high-resolution crosssectional imaging, the number of incidental pulmonary nodules detected each year is increasing. Although the vast majority of incidental pulmonary nodules are benign, many early lung carcinomas could be diagnosed with consistent follow-up. However, for a variety of reasons, the existing recommendations are often not implemented correctly. Therefore, potential for improvement with respect to competence, communication, structure, and process is described. Methods This article presents the recommendations. In particular, AI-based software solutions are promising, as they can be used in a support capacity on several levels at once and can lead to simpler and more automated management.