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Orthop Clin North Am. 2006 Jul;37(3):331-47, vi.

Advanced magnetic resonance imaging of articular cartilage.

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Department of Radiology, Stanford University, 300 Pasteur Drive S0-56, Stanford, CA 94305-9510, USA. gold@stanford.edu

Abstract

MRI is one of the most accurate imaging methods available to diagnose disorders of articular cartilage. Conventional two-dimensional and three-dimensional approaches show changes in cartilage morphology. Newer and substantially faster three-dimensional imaging methods show great promise to improve MRI of cartilage. These methods may allow acquisition of fluid-sensitive isotropic data that can be reformatted into arbitrary planes for improved detection and visualization of pathology. Unique MRI contrast mechanisms also allow clinicians to probe cartilage physiology and detect early changes in cartilage macromolecules.

PMID:
16846765
DOI:
10.1016/j.ocl.2006.04.006
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