Never underestimate the body’s ability to compensate. We have seen this in our patients with inclusion body myositis (IBM), thanks in part to musculoskeletal ultrasound, as part of a recent clinical trial we conducted at the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center.
Traditionally, MRI has been the imaging modality of choice when we are trying to decipher whether there’s involvement and inflammation in the muscle. A couple of years ago, we began asking the question: can ultrasound also detect these issues within the muscle? Can we see muscle changes in myositis?
The answer was yes!