Diagnostic and interventional radiology fundamentals of synovial pathology

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Chiara Acanfora
Federico Bruno
Pierpaolo Palumbo
Francesco Arrigoni
Raffaele Natella
Maria Antonietta Mazzei
Marina Carotti
Piero Ruscitti
Ernesto Di Cesare
Alessandra Splendiani
Roberto Giacomelli
Carlo Masciocchi
Antonio Barile https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0253-3583


synovia, knee, MRI, ultrasound, CEUS, joint injection


The synovial membrane is a specialized mesenchymal tissue that lines the diarthrodial joints surfaces, bursae, and tendon sheaths of the body. This article aims to provide an overview of the fundamentals of synovial tissue, with particular regard to the imaging findings of the main pathologic processes that can affect the synovia and the role of image-guided interventions.


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