What we do
The Swiss Sonography
in Arthritis and Rheumatism (SONAR) group was founded in 2008. The
group has developed a semi-quantitative score for Rheumatoid Arthritis
using modified OMERACT criteria for synovitis and erosions. The score
includes B mode and Powerdoppler mode in finger joints, wrists, elbows
and knees, an erosion and tenosynovitis score and additional cartilage
measurement in selected joints.
Since 2008 we promote musculoskeletal ultrasound (msus) in the
management of RA patients to increase the role of msus in RA improving
patient outcomes. The Sonar-group offers msus courses to improve
practical skills. 2015 we introduced the Sonar-Hip Score für SpA.
The scientific commitee of the Sonar-group works with and supports the
SCQM (www.scqm.ch). 2016 the new Sonar handbook has been published.
2016 the Sonar president Pascal Zufferey wins the Warnery price for its
research on MSUS in RA.
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