Chapter 3

B: Bone Mineralization and Shape

Syuichi Koarada and Yuri Sadanaga

Abstract

Category B is the mineralization and shape of the bones. This category includes bone mineralization, erosions, bone cysts, and osteophyte formation. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), marginal erosion is a hallmark of the disease and occurs in the bare areas of the bone. Especially, juxta-articular osteoporosis is the earliest change in plain radiograph of patients with RA.

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