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The reliability of a new scoring system for knee osteoarthritis MRI and the validity of bone marrow lesion assessment: BLOKS (Boston Leeds Osteoarthritis Knee Score).

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
1468-2060
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Volume
67
Issue
2
Pages
206–211
Identifiers
PMID: 17472995
Source
Medline

Abstract

We have designed a novel scoring system for MRI OA knee, BLOKS, that demonstrates good reliability. Preliminary inspection of the validity of one of the components of this new tool supports the validity of the BLOKS BML scoring method over an existing instrument. Further iterative development will include validation for use in both clinical trials and epidemiological studies.

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