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The involvement of the radiocarpal, distal radioulnar, and prestyloid compartments (Resn-ick 1974) and the pisiform-triquetral compartment (Resnick 1976) is characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis of the wrist in early stages. While pinhole scans demonstrate significant tracer uptake in the radiocarpal, distal radioul-nar, and pisiform-triquetral compartments (Fig. 10.12A) radiographic alterations are subtle and occasionally doubtful (Fig. 10.12B). The

Fig. 10.11A, B Extremely intense tracer uptake in the subluxed, dislocated, and flexed finger joints in deforming rheumatoid arthritis. A Dorsal pinhole scan of the right hand in a 76-year-old woman with deforming rheumatoid arthritis reveals very intense tracer uptake in the proximal interphalangeal joints of the index, ring, and little fingers and the metacarpophalangeal joint of the middle finger (arrows). The interphalangeal joint of the thumb also concentrates tracer intensely (curved arrow). B Dorsoventral radiograph shows the subluxation of the proximal interphalangeal joints of the index, ring, and little fingers and the metacarpophalangeal joint of the middle finger (arrows) as well as the flexion deformity in the thumb (curved arrow)

Rheumatoid Arthritis Left Hand

Fig. 10.12A, B Preferential tracer uptake in the distal radioulnar joint and the triquetral and pisiform in rheumatoid arthritis. A Dorsal pinhole scintigraph of the left hand in a 45-year-old woman with relatively early rheumatoid arthritis portrays intense tracer uptake in the distal radioulnar joint (arrow) and the triquetral and pisiform (t+P). B Dorsoventral radiograph shows diffuse porosis in the carpal bones, especially in the triquetral and pisiform(P t) with narrowed radioulnar joint (arrow)

Fig. 10.12A, B Preferential tracer uptake in the distal radioulnar joint and the triquetral and pisiform in rheumatoid arthritis. A Dorsal pinhole scintigraph of the left hand in a 45-year-old woman with relatively early rheumatoid arthritis portrays intense tracer uptake in the distal radioulnar joint (arrow) and the triquetral and pisiform (t+P). B Dorsoventral radiograph shows diffuse porosis in the carpal bones, especially in the triquetral and pisiform(P t) with narrowed radioulnar joint (arrow)

Fig. 10.13A, B Intense tracer uptake in porotic carpal bones. A Dorsal pinhole scintigraph of the right hand in a 52-year-old woman with acutely inflamed rheumatoid change attended by severe porosis in the carpus shows intense tracer uptake in the entire carpal bones and the distal radial end. The triquetral-pisiform uptake appears relatively more prominent (black arrow), and the pre-styloid recess of the radiocarpal compartment is preserved (open arrow). B Dorsoventral radiograph shows severe porosis in the carpal bones and the distal radius and ulna (arrows). The digits are also porotic, but they do not appear "hot" because of rapid fall-off of the count rates in the image periphery

Intercarpal Joint

Fig. 10.14A, B Moderately advanced rheumatoid arthritis dominantly affecting the radiocarpal, ulnocarpal, intercarpal, and carpometacarpal joints. A Dorsopalmar radiograph of the right wrist in a 48-year-old male with advanced rheumatoid arthritis shows narrowing of the intercarpal joints and the radiocarpal and ulnocarpal joints (arrows) (T trapezium, t trapezoid, C capitate, S scaphoid, L lunate, T/P triquetrum/pisiform). B Dorsal pinhole scan reveals increased uptake localized to the carpal and wrist joints giving rise to a "Coke on the rocks" appearance. The hamate is buried in intense uptake denoting active inflammation (arrow)

Mutilating Rheumatoid Arthritis

Fig. 10.15A, B Late rheumatoid arthritis. A Dorsopalmar radiograph of the right wrist in a 33-year-old female with disfiguring rheumatoid arthritis shows contraction of the entire carpal and carpometacarpal bones and joints with mutilating deformity (arrows). B Dorsal pinhole scan reveals markedly increased tracer uptake in the wrist joints (black arrow) but not in carpometacarpal joints (open arrow). The uptake difference reflects diseased activity that cannot be assessed by radiography

Fig. 10.14A, B Moderately advanced rheumatoid arthritis dominantly affecting the radiocarpal, ulnocarpal, intercarpal, and carpometacarpal joints. A Dorsopalmar radiograph of the right wrist in a 48-year-old male with advanced rheumatoid arthritis shows narrowing of the intercarpal joints and the radiocarpal and ulnocarpal joints (arrows) (T trapezium, t trapezoid, C capitate, S scaphoid, L lunate, T/P triquetrum/pisiform). B Dorsal pinhole scan reveals increased uptake localized to the carpal and wrist joints giving rise to a "Coke on the rocks" appearance. The hamate is buried in intense uptake denoting active inflammation (arrow)

Fig. 10.15A, B Late rheumatoid arthritis. A Dorsopalmar radiograph of the right wrist in a 33-year-old female with disfiguring rheumatoid arthritis shows contraction of the entire carpal and carpometacarpal bones and joints with mutilating deformity (arrows). B Dorsal pinhole scan reveals markedly increased tracer uptake in the wrist joints (black arrow) but not in carpometacarpal joints (open arrow). The uptake difference reflects diseased activity that cannot be assessed by radiography

Synovitis Wrist

Fig. 10.16A, B Synovitis and periarticular porosis in early rheumatoid arthritis in the elbow. A Anterior pinhole scintigraph of the left elbow in a 51-year-old man with rheumatoid synovitis demonstrates diffusely increased tracer uptake in the periarticular bones and the synovial cavity with blurred joint space (arrowheads). The more prominent uptake is noted in the olecranon fossa and the trochlear notch, presumably due to the adding effect of synovitis and porosis in this comparatively large synovial joint (arrows). The joint space appears preserved. B Anteroposterior radiograph delineates prominent porosis in and about the olecranon fossa and trochlear notch (arrowheads) as well as in the other periarticular bones (arrows)

prestyloid recess, which contains meniscus, may appear unaltered in the early stage of disease. In the active phase of chronic rheumatoid arthritis tracer uptake becomes markedly intensified (Fig. 10.13A). As in the fingers, such prominent uptake is confined to pronounced osteopenia, diffusely darkening the entire wrist. Occasionally, moderately advanced rheumatoid arthritis may present in a different manner, with the radiocarpal, intercarpal, and car-pometacarpal joints being clearly shown by increased uptake, giving rise to an appearance that may be likened to "Coke on the rocks" (Fig. 10.14A). The residual arthritic focus with acute inflammation is indicated by a patchy area of increased uptake.

In the much later disfiguring stage the wrist may be transformed into a shrunken block of bones (Fig. 10.15). Tracer uptake may be reminiscent or increased depending upon disease activity. Thus, the locus of acute exacerbation within once inactivated rheumatoid arthritis is indicated by area(s) of extremely intense uptake against the background of little tracer uptake of the contracted wrist (Fig. 10.15). In general, the inflammatory activity of rheumatoid arthritis is not related to the chronicity of the disease, and accordingly florid and dormant lesions can coexist side by side in a joint. It is to be underscored that pinhole scintigraphy can uniquely distinguish active from quiescent lesions of rheumatoid arthritis with accuracy.

Fig. 10.16A, B Synovitis and periarticular porosis in early rheumatoid arthritis in the elbow. A Anterior pinhole scintigraph of the left elbow in a 51-year-old man with rheumatoid synovitis demonstrates diffusely increased tracer uptake in the periarticular bones and the synovial cavity with blurred joint space (arrowheads). The more prominent uptake is noted in the olecranon fossa and the trochlear notch, presumably due to the adding effect of synovitis and porosis in this comparatively large synovial joint (arrows). The joint space appears preserved. B Anteroposterior radiograph delineates prominent porosis in and about the olecranon fossa and trochlear notch (arrowheads) as well as in the other periarticular bones (arrows)

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