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Humans

University of the Pacific

2007

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High-Resolution/High-Contrast Mri Of Human Articular Cartilage Lesions., Shadi F. Othman, Jun Li, Osama Abdullah, Jessy J. Moinnes, Richard L. Magin, Carol Muehleman Aug 2007

High-Resolution/High-Contrast Mri Of Human Articular Cartilage Lesions., Shadi F. Othman, Jun Li, Osama Abdullah, Jessy J. Moinnes, Richard L. Magin, Carol Muehleman

School of Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Articles

BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance microscopy (MRM) is an important experimental tool in the identification of early cartilage lesions.

METHODS: Normal and degenerated cartilage samples were imaged at 11.74 T using a standard spin echo sequence. Quantitative MR measurements for T1, T2, and ADC were obtained and mapping for T2 and ADC was performed. The bi-exponential model for T2 relaxation was also explored. Histology was carried out for comparison with MR images.

RESULTS: MR images of cartilage samples displaying early stages of degeneration were positively correlated to their histological appearance in 23-microm high-resolution images and also with much shorter imaging times ...