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MRI Spine Score for Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient's ankylosing spondylitis based on changes to the vertebral bodies as seen on an MRI scan using the Berlin Spine Score.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

imaging studies, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

M45

Description:

Braun et al developed a score for grading the severity of ankylosing spondylitis affecting the vertebral column. This can be used for initial assessment and for monitoring the effectiveness of therapy. The authors are University Hospital Benjamin Franklin in Berlin, multiple universities in Germany and University Hospital Maastricht.

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