JointHealth™ express   December 2, 2008

Rheumatoid Arthritis Study

A research study is being conducted to find the relationship between Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) findings in the hands of persons with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other methods assessing the activity of the arthritis. The study is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. J.D. Adachi, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C).

All patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis are eligible to participate in the research study, except those for whom a MRI is contraindicated. An MRI is contraindicated for persons who have a pacemaker, or metal plates in the body or have an aneurysm clip. The MRI is also not indicated for pregnant women.

You will not receive any personal health benefits as a result of your participation in this research study. We hope that the results will help us understand rheumatoid arthritis better, and benefit patients with rheumatoid arthritis in the future.

For your participation in the study we will pay for your parking expenses and you will receive a copy or your MRI scan to take home with you.

The study is being done at 25 Charlton Ave. East, across the street from St-Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton.

If you would like to participate in the study or have any question regarding the study, please contact Juliana Tricta, by phone at (905) 512 1528 or by email at

Juliana Tricta
M.Sc. Candidate, McMaster University
25 Charlton Ave. East, Suite 501
Hamilton, ON
L8N 1Y2
(905) 512 1528

Thank you,

Arthritis Consumer Experts