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Eur Radiol. 2017 Sep;27(9):3652-3661. doi: 10.1007/s00330-017-4734-y. Epub 2017 Jan 23.

CAIPIRINHA accelerated SPACE enables 10-min isotropic 3D TSE MRI of the ankle for optimized visualization of curved and oblique ligaments and tendons.

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1
Department of Radiology, University of Vermont Medical Center, 111 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT, 05401, USA.
2
Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Section of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 601 N. Caroline Street, JHOC 3140A, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA.
3
Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Freiburg, Robert-Koch-Straße 3, 79106, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
4
Siemens Healthcare USA, Inc, 221 Gregson Drive, Cary, NC, 27511, USA.
5
Siemens Healthcare USA, Inc, 855 N Wolfe Street Suite 100, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA.
6
Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Allee am Roethelheimpark 2, 91052, Erlangen, Germany.
7
Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Section of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 601 N. Caroline Street, JHOC 3140A, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA. jfritz9@jhmi.edu.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To test the hypothesis that a fourfold CAIPIRINHA accelerated, 10-min, high-resolution, isotropic 3D TSE MRI prototype protocol of the ankle derives equal or better quality than a 20-min 2D TSE standard protocol.

METHODS:

Following internal review board approval and informed consent, 3-Tesla MRI of the ankle was obtained in 24 asymptomatic subjects including 10-min 3D CAIPIRINHA SPACE TSE prototype and 20-min 2D TSE standard protocols. Outcome variables included image quality and visibility of anatomical structures using 5-point Likert scales. Non-parametric statistical testing was used. P values ≤0.001 were considered significant.

RESULTS:

Edge sharpness, contrast resolution, uniformity, noise, fat suppression and magic angle effects were without statistical difference on 2D and 3D TSE images (p > 0.035). Fluid was mildly brighter on intermediate-weighted 2D images (p < 0.001), whereas 3D images had substantially less partial volume, chemical shift and no pulsatile-flow artifacts (p < 0.001). Oblique and curved planar 3D images resulted in mildly-to-substantially improved visualization of joints, spring, bifurcate, syndesmotic, collateral and sinus tarsi ligaments, and tendons (p < 0.001, respectively).

CONCLUSIONS:

3D TSE MRI with CAIPIRINHA acceleration enables high-spatial resolution oblique and curved planar MRI of the ankle and visualization of ligaments, tendons and joints equally well or better than a more time-consuming anisotropic 2D TSE MRI.

KEY POINTS:

• High-resolution 3D TSE MRI improves visualization of ankle structures. • Limitations of current 3D TSE MRI include long scan times. • 3D CAIPIRINHA SPACE allows now a fourfold-accelerated data acquisition. • 3D CAIPIRINHA SPACE enables high-spatial-resolution ankle MRI within 10 min. • 10-min 3D CAIPIRINHA SPACE produces equal-or-better quality than 20-min 2D TSE.

KEYWORDS:

3D; Ankle; CAIPIRINHA; SPACE; TSE

PMID:
28116515
DOI:
10.1007/s00330-017-4734-y
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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