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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Sep;199(3):W283-93. doi: 10.2214/AJR.12.9099.

Three-dimensional MRI of the musculoskeletal system.

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  • 1Joint Department of Medical Imaging, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purposes of this review are to describe commonly available 3D MRI techniques and to discuss the literature to date regarding the utility of such techniques in the assessment of internal derangement of joints.

CONCLUSION:

Long acquisition and postprocessing times and limited contrast characteristics have generally prohibited routine use of 3D MRI in clinical practice. However, technical advances, including higher-field-strength MRI systems, high performance gradients, high-resolution multichannel coils, and pulse sequences with shorter acquisition times, have made feasible 3D isotropic MRI with reasonable acquisition times.

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