Profile of:

Nele Herregods

Prof. Dr. Nele Herregods is Head of Clinics in Pediatric Radiology at Ghent University Hospital in Belgium. She is member of the Arthritis and Pediatric Subcommitte of ESSR, and member of ASAS and the JIA working group of OMERACT. In addition to her clinical work and teaching at the Ghent University, she is conducting research with main field of interest in pediatric inflammatory diseases, mainly focusing on Spondyloarthritis, more specifically Juvenile Spondyloarthritis. Her current research is about scoring systems in pediatric sacroiliac joint MRI in JSpA, and imaging and variation of normal sacroiliac joints. She has authored or co-authored multiple publications in peer reviewed journals during the last years.

Full name: Nele Herregods

Current country: Belgium

Membership level: Full

Type of membership: Member

Number of publications: 49

Systematic calibration reduces sources of variability for the preliminary OMERACT juvenile idiopathic arthritis MRI- sacroiliac joint score (OMERACT JAMRIS-SIJ) (2024)

Common incidental findings on sacroiliac joint MRI: Added value of MRI-based synthetic CT (2023)

Anatomical variation of the sacroiliac joints: an MRI study with synthetic CT images (2023)

MRI in pediatric sacroiliitis, what radiologists should know. (2023)

Determination of Relative Weightings for Sacroiliac Joint Pathologies in the OMERACT Juvenile Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sacroiliac Joint Score (2023)

Consensus-Driven Definition for Unequivocal Sacroiliitis on Radiographs in Juvenile Spondyloarthritis (2023)

Neural network algorithm for detection of erosions and ankylosis on CT of the sacroiliac joints: multicentre development and validation of diagnostic accuracy (2023)

A machine learning pipeline for predicting bone marrow oedema along the sacroiliac joints on magnetic resonance imaging (2023)

Association of anatomical variants of the sacroiliac joint with bone marrow edema in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (2023)

Clash of the titans: Current CT and CT-like imaging modalities in sacroiliitis in spondyloarthritis (2023)

Current Role of Conventional Radiography of Sacroiliac Joints in Adults and Juveniles with Suspected Axial Spondyloarthritis: Opinion from the ESSR Arthritis and Pediatric Subcommittees (2023)

Novel imaging techniques for sacroiliac joint assessment. (2022)

Imaging of Structural Abnormalities of the Sacrum: The Old Faithful and Newly Emerging Techniques (2022)

Progressive Increase in Sacroiliac Joint and Spinal Lesions Detected on Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Healthy Individuals in Relation to Age (2022)

Data-Driven Magnetic Resonance Imaging Definitions for Active and Structural Sacroiliac Joint Lesions in Juvenile Spondyloarthritis Typical of Axial Disease: A Cross-Sectional International Study (2022)

Advances in Musculoskeletal Imaging in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. (2022)

Blood transcriptomics to facilitate diagnosis and stratification in pediatric rheumatic diseases – a proof of concept study (2022)

MR Imaging of the Pelvic Bones: The Current and Cutting-Edge Techniques (2022)

MR Imaging of Rheumatic Diseases Affecting the Pediatric Population. (2021)

Blurring and irregularity of the subchondral cortex in pediatric sacroiliac joints on T1 images: incidence of normal findings that can mimic erosions (2021)

Atlas of MRI findings of sacroiliitis in pediatric sacroiliac joints to accompany the updated preliminary OMERACT pediatric JAMRIS (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis MRI Score) scoring system: Part I: Active lesions (2021)

Atlas of MRI findings of sacroiliitis in pediatric sacroiliac joints to accompany the updated preliminary OMERACT pediatric JAMRIS (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis MRI Score) scoring system: Part II: Structural damage lesions (2021)

Consensus-driven conceptual development of a standardized whole body-MRI scoring system for assessment of disease activity in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: MRI in JIA OMERACT working group (2021)

Magnetic resonance imaging findings in the normal pediatric sacroiliac joint space that can simulate disease (2021)

Reliability of the Preliminary OMERACT Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis MRI Score (OMERACT JAMRIS-SIJ) (2021)

MRI-based Synthetic CT in the Detection of Structural Lesions in Patients with Suspected Sacroiliitis: Comparison with MRI (2020)

Normal subchondral high T2 signal on MRI mimicking sacroiliitis in children: frequency, age distribution, and relationship to skeletal maturity (2020)

Diagnostic performance for erosion detection in sacroiliac joints on MR T1-weighted images: Comparison between different slice thicknesses (2020)

Imaging assessment of children presenting with suspected or known juvenile idiopathic arthritis: ESSR-ESPR points to consider (2020)

High prevalence of spondyloarthritis-like MRI lesions in postpartum women: a prospective analysis in relation to maternal, child and birth characteristics (2020)

Common incidental findings on sacroiliac joint MRI in children clinically suspected of juvenile spondyloarthritis (2020)

Toward Developing a Semiquantitative Whole Body-MRI Scoring for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Critical Appraisal of the State of the Art, Challenges, and Opportunities (2020)

Bone marrow edema in sacroiliitis: detection with dual-energy CT (2020)

MRI of the axial skeleton in spondyloarthritis: the many faces of new bone formation (2019)

Development and Validation of an OMERACT MRI Whole-Body Score for Inflammation in Peripheral Joints and Entheses in Inflammatory Arthritis (MRI-WIPE) (2019)

Preliminary Definitions for Sacroiliac Joint Pathologies in the OMERACT Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Magnetic Resonance Imaging Score (OMERACT JAMRIS-SIJ) (2019)

Response to: ‘Use of dual-energy CT to detect and depict bone marrow oedema in rheumatoid arthritis: is it ready to substitute MRI?’ by Wu et al (2019)

New bone formation in the intervertebral joint space in spondyloarthritis: An MRI study (2018)

Classifications and imaging of juvenile spondyloarthritis (2018)

Dual-energy CT: a new imaging modality for bone marrow oedema in rheumatoid arthritis (2018)

MRI of the sacroiliac joints in spondyloarthritis: the added value of intra-articular signal changes for a ‘positive MRI’ (2018)

ASAS definition for sacroiliitis on MRI in SpA: applicable to children? (2017)

MR signal in the sacroiliac joint space in spondyloarthritis: a new sign (2017)

Diagnostic Value of MRI of the Sacroiliac Joints in Juvenile Spondyloarthritis (2016) (2015)

Diagnositic value of pelvic enthesitis on MRI of the sacroiliac joints in enthesitis related arthritis (2015)

Diagnostic value of MRI features of sacroiliitis in juvenile spondyloarthritis (2015)

Limited role of gadolinium to detect active sacroiliitis on MRI in juvenile spondyloarthritis (2015)

‘Backfill’ of the sacroiliac joint space in spondlyloarthritis (2015)