Objective: To perform region-based development of whole-body MRI through validation of knee region scoring systems in spondyloarthritis (SpA). Methods: Assessment of knee inflammatory pathologies using 2 systems, OMERACT MRI Whole-body score for Inflammation in Peripheral joints and Entheses (MRI-WIPE) and Knee Inflammation MRI Scoring System (KIMRISS), in 4 iterative multi-reader exercises. Results: In the final exercise, reliability was mostly good for readers with highest agreement in previous exercise. Median pairwise single-measure ICCs for osteitis and synovitis/effusion status/change were 0.71/0.48 (WIPE-osteitis), 0.48/0.77 (WIPE-synovitis/effusion), 0.59/0.91 (KIMRISS-osteitis) and 0.92/0.97 (KIMRISS-synovitis/effusion). SRMs were 0.74 (WIPE-synovitis/effusion) and 0.78 (KIMRISS-synovitis/effusion). Conclusion: MRI-WIPE and KIMRISS may both be useful in SpA whole-body evaluation studies.
- Whole-body MRI