Magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis and assessment of cartilage defect repairs

Marlovits, S; Mamisch, TC; Vekszler, G; Resinger, C; Trattnig, S (2008). Magnetic resonance imaging for diagnosis and assessment of cartilage defect repairs. Injury - international journal of the care of the injured, 39 Suppl 1, S13-25. Oxford: Elsevier 10.1016/j.injury.2008.01.043

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Clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the method of choice for the non-invasive evaluation of articular cartilage defects and the follow-up of cartilage repair procedures. The use of cartilage-sensitive sequences and a high spatial-resolution technique enables the evaluation of cartilage morphology even in the early stages of disease, as well as assessment of cartilage repair. Sequences that offer high contrast between articular cartilage and adjacent structures, such as the fat-suppressed, 3-dimensional, spoiled gradient-echo sequence and the fast spin-echo sequence, are accurate and reliable for evaluating intrachondral lesions and surface defects of articular cartilage. These sequences can also be performed together in reasonable examination times. In addition to morphology, new MRI techniques provide insight into the biochemical composition of articular cartilage and cartilage repair tissue. These techniques enable the diagnosis of early cartilage degeneration and help to monitor the effect and outcome of various surgical and non-surgical cartilage repair therapies.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery

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04 Oct 2013 15:03

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08 Jun 2016 10:46

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