Additional data on inflammatory joint changes is collected by ultrasonography in SCQM. Whether this might contribute to the optimal management of the disease remains unclear.
Published studies (selection)
Can Ultrasound Be Used to Predict Loss of Remission in Patients with RA in a Real-life Setting? A Multicenter Cohort Study. Zufferey P, Scherer A, Nissen MJ, Ciurea A, Tamborrini G, Brulhart L, Blumhardt S, Toniolo M, Möller B, Ziswiler HR; SONAR Group and the SCQM Foundation. J Rheumatol. 45:887-894, 2018.
Persistence of ultrasound synovitis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis fulfilling the DAS28 and/or the new ACR/EULAR RA remission definitions: results of an observational cohort study. Zufferey P, Möller B, Brulhart L, Tamborrini G, Scherer A, Finckh A, Ziswiler HR. Joint Bone Spine. 81:426-32, 2014.