Limited reliability of radiographic assessment of spinal progression in ankylosing spondylitis

Aydin S. Z. , Gunal E. K. , Kurum E., AKAR S., Mungan H. E. , Alibaz-Oner F. , ...More

RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.56, no.12, pp.2162-2169, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/rheumatology/kex321
  • Title of Journal : RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2162-2169


Objectives. Conventional radiography is key to assessing AS-related spinal involvement and has become increasingly important given that spinal fusion may continue under biologic therapy. We aimed to compare the reliability of radiographic scoring of the spine by using different approaches to understand how different readers agree on overall scores and on individual findings.