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7 Joint Ultrasound Score (German US7 Score): Subscore for Synovitis Using Gray-Scale Ultrasound (GSUS)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with rheumatoid arthritis using gray-scale ultrasonography (GSUS) based on the methodology of Backhaus et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

other testing, criteria for diagnosis, response to therapy

ICD-10:

M05, M06, M48.0

Description:

Backhaus et al reported a scoring system for a joint assessment performed using ultrasound. This involved assessments for synovitis, tenosynovitis or paratendonitis, and erosions. The authors are from multiple hospitals in Germany.  

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