Advances in Ultrasound Imaging for Musculoskeletal Diseases
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2. Fisiotech Lab Studio, Rheumatology and Pain Management, Florence, Italy
3. Center for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (CRAPM), Wan Fang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 11696, Taiwan
Interests: assessment; rehabilitation; treatment; pain medicine; pain management; osteoporosis; clinical trials; tissue engineering; ultrasonography; biomarkers
The advances in ultrasound technology have revolutionized the diagnosis and guided intervention of musculoskeletal diseases. The benefits of employing ultrasound to investigate musculoskeletal pain include free radiation, real-time imaging, non-invasive evaluation of vascularity and the opportunity to conduct dynamic studies. Advanced ultrasound modalities/modes such as dynamic sonography, sonoelastography and superb microvascular imaging enable rheumatologists to carry out precise evaluations of disease progression and early recognition of hidden pathologies. More importantly, interventions can also be introduced through ultrasound guidance, improving the rate of treatment success. Several studies have pointed out that ultrasound guidance leads to more efficacious management of musculoskeletal pain than landmark guidance. Because pain significantly interferes with quality of life and has been regarded as the fifth vital sign in recent years, the role of ultrasound in the precision medicine of pain management has been recognized by more and more rheumatologists. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to collect systematic reviews, basic research and clinical studies that employ ultrasound to explore the cause and mechanism of musculoskeletal pain and to guide interventions.
The following is a list of topics to be covered:
- dynamic ultrasound for musculoskeletal disorders;
- sonoelastography for myotendinous problems;
- superb microvascular imaging for inflammatory disease;
- ultrasound-guided interventions and diagnosis of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular pain;
- application of artificial intelligence in musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Dr. Felice Galluccio
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