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Ida K. Haugen, MD, PhD


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Ida K. Haugen is a postdoctoral researcher and clinician at the Department of Rheumatology at Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo, Norway. She defended her thesis “The reliability and validity of MRI in hand osteoarthritis (OA)” in 2012, and has continued her research focusing on e.g. validation of different imaging modalities in hand OA.


She has been leading the work on the development of MRI scoring system (HOAMRIS and TOMS) for hand OA in collaboration with other members of the OMERACT MRI interest group. These scoring systems are now being used in clinical trials. In addition to her experience with MRI, she has extensive experience in scoring of hand OA pathology using conventional radiographs. She has scored radiographs in observational studies, including several Norwegian cohort studies, the Osteoarthritis Initiative, the Framingham study and national and international clinical trials, and is familiar with several scoring systems including the Kellgren-Lawrence scale, the OARSI atlas, the Verbruggen-Veys anatomical phase scoring system and the Ghent University Scoring System.


She is currently main supervisor for three PhD candidates in additional to medical students. She is an active reviewer for most rheumatology journal, and is also associate editor for the RMD open and BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. In addition to her focus on imaging in hand OA, her current research interests also include the evaluation of pain mechanisms and validation of outcome measures for clinical trials in hand OA.

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2010 - present

2010 - present