Eugene Ozhinsky

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BACKGROUND Previous studies of the patellofemoral joint have been limited by the use of invasive techniques, measurements under non-weight-bearing conditions, cadaveric specimens, or computerized models. It has been shown that soft tissue and bone can be accurately quantified with magnetic resonance imaging. The present study was designed to define the(More)
PURPOSE To quantify normal, in vivo tibio-femoral knee joint kinematics in multiple weight bearing positions using non-invasive, high-resolution MRI and discuss the potential of developing future kinematic methods to assess patients with abnormal joint pathologies. METHODS Ten volunteers with clinically normal knees pushed inferiorly on the footplate of a(More)
Micro-finite element (FE) analysis is a well established technique for the evaluation of the elastic properties of trabecular bone, but is limited in its application due to the large number of elements that it requires to represent the complex internal structure of the bone. In this paper, we present an alternative FE approach that makes use of a recently(More)
PURPOSE To compare the precision and accuracy of 3.0-T and 1.5-T magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the quantification of cartilage volume by using direct volumetric measurements as a reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The local animal experimentation committee did not require its approval for this study. Porcine knees were obtained from an(More)
Consistent scan prescription for MRI of the knee is very important for accurate comparison of images in a longitudinal study. However, consistent scan region selection is difficult due to the complexity of the knee joint. We propose a novel method for registering knee images using a mutual information registration algorithm to align images in a baseline and(More)
PURPOSE To develop a technique for optimizing coverage of brain 3D (1) H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) by automatic placement of outer-volume suppression (OVS) saturation bands (sat bands) and to compare the performance for point-resolved spectroscopic sequence (PRESS) MRSI protocols with manual and automatic placement of sat bands. (More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the feasibility of using ultrashort echo-time MRI to quantify T1 changes in cortical bone due to heating. METHODS Variable flip-angle T1 mapping combined with 3D ultrashort echo-time imaging was used to measure T1 in cortical bone. A calibration experiment was performed to detect T1 changes with temperature in ex vivo cortical bone(More)
BACKGROUND Near-field heating is a potential problem in focused ultrasound treatments, as it can result in thermal injury to skin, subcutaneous fat, and other tissues. Our goals were to determine if T2-based temperature mapping could be used reliably to measure near-field heating in adipose tissue and whether it is practical to perform such mapping during(More)
Introduction. A common manifestation of osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is the morphological degeneration of articular cartilage. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers the potential to visualize and analyze quantitatively those changes in vivo. The common process follows the path of acquisition, segmentation, analysis, and visualization. The purpose of(More)