3T Cartilage Imaging in the Knee Joint

Tallal C. Mamisch1, Alexander Cavallaro2, Werner Bautz2, Gert Muhr1
Department/Institution: 1 University Hospital Bochum "Bergmannsheil", Bochum, Germany; 2 University Hospital Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
 |  01.06.2007

Fig. 1-4 Comparision of 3 cartilage sensitive sequences in an osteoarthritic knee joint. Changes in signal intensity and surface contour for the 3 sequences. Intraoperative comparison (green arrow) of this area with intraoperative findings for surface contour and resistance (red arrow).

Fig. 5-8 Histological correlation for the three in vivo 3T MRI sequences showing a lack of information for the 3D Flash sequence in comparision to 3D MEDIC and 3D DESS.