A local campaign hoping to steadily transform the way inflammatory arthritis is diagnosed and monitored has launched their Treat to Target (T2T) initiative in time with World Arthritis day. Read more:
The campaign is facilitating the adoption of musculoskeletal utrasound for diagnostic imaging by doctors trained in the art of diagnosing diseases of the joints (rheumatologists). What this basically means is that specialists can now spot soft-tissue disorders faster for an easier diagnosis and prevention.
This technique can also help rheumatologists determine if a particular treatment is working and whether the disease is still active or not.
Most people are familiar with ultrasound as a scanning technique used during pregnancy to monitor the growth of a baby in the womb and the same, safe procedure is used when looking at joints for inflammation.
Just, the frequency of the probe is higher for a closer look which makes this process of spotting arthritis safe and just as painless.
The T2T campaign has been promoting the benefits of using musculoskeletal technique for the last two years and training South African rheumatologists and specialist nurses for this exact purpose.
*For more information visit the T2T Facebook page or contact Dean Krawitz on 011 326 3428.
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