Cartilage magnetic resonance imaging techniques at 3 t

Current status and future directions

Rashmi S. Thakkar, Ty Subhawong, John A. Carrino, Avneesh Chhabra

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Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) remains the imaging modality of choice for morphological and compositional evaluation of the articular cartilage. Accurate detection and characterization of cartilage lesions are necessary to guide the medical and surgical therapy and are also critical for longitudinal studies of the cartilage. Recent work using 3.0-T MRI systems shows promise in improving detection and characterization of the cartilage lesions, particularly with increasing use of high-resolution and high-contrast 3-dimensional sequences, which allow detailed morphological assessment of cartilage in arbitrary imaging planes. In addition, implementation of biochemical sequences in clinically feasible scan times has a potential in the early detection of cartilage lesions before they become morphologically apparent. This article discusses relative advantages and disadvantages of various commonly used as well as experimental MRI techniques to directly assess the morphology and indirectly evaluate the biochemical composition of the articular cartilage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-81
Number of pages11
JournalTopics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Cartilage magnetic resonance imaging techniques at 3 t : Current status and future directions. / Thakkar, Rashmi S.; Subhawong, Ty; Carrino, John A.; Chhabra, Avneesh.

In: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.04.2011, p. 71-81.

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Thakkar, Rashmi S. ; Subhawong, Ty ; Carrino, John A. ; Chhabra, Avneesh. / Cartilage magnetic resonance imaging techniques at 3 t : Current status and future directions. In: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2011 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 71-81.
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