The aims of this thesis can be summarized as:
- to assess construct validity and reliability of direct cartilage imaging with MRI in hand OA.
- to asses if CT has better reliability and detection rate of thumb base OA than conventional radiography.
- to assess construct validity of low-field extremity MRI in early arthritis patients.

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J.M.W. Hazes (Mieke) , G.P. Krestin (Gabriel) , J.J. Luime (Jolanda) , R.W. Selles (Ruud)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Saltzherr, M. (2019, February 13). Imaging of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis in Hand Joints. Retrieved from