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PURPOSE To evaluate the sensitivity of quantitative MRI techniques (T1 , T1,Gd , T2 , continous wave (CW) T1ρ dispersion, adiabatic T1ρ , adiabatic T2ρ , RAFF and inversion-prepared magnetization transfer (MT)) for assessment of human articular cartilage with varying degrees of natural degeneration. METHODS Osteochondral samples (n = 14) were obtained(More)
Serum levels of IgG and IgM antibodies to native human type II collagen were determined in 22 pre-illness sera from subjects who developed seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) 4 months to 5 years after sera were obtained, in 51 specimens from 35 healthy controls, and in 4-5 specimens from 58 patients with recent-onset RA. The antibody levels in all(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the sensitivity of seven quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters (adiabatic T1ρ, adiabatic T2ρ, continuous wave (CW) T1ρ, relaxation along a fictitious field (RAFF), T2 measured with adiabatic double echo (DE) and Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill (CPMG) sequence, and T1 during off-resonance saturation [magnetization(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the status of articular cartilage and bone in an equine model of spontaneous repair by using the sweep imaging with Fourier transform (SWIFT) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS Experiments were approved by the Utrecht University Animal Ethics Committee. Six-millimeter-diameter chondral (n = 5) and(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantify early osteoarthritic-like changes in the structure and volume of subchondral bone plate and trabecular bone and properties of articular cartilage in a rabbit model of osteoarthritis (OA) induced by anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT). METHODS Left knee joints from eight skeletally mature New Zealand white rabbits underwent(More)
Despite increasing evidence that subchondral bone contributes to osteoarthritis (OA) pathogenesis, little is known about local changes in bone structure compared to cartilage degeneration. This study linked structural adaptation of subchondral bone with histological OA grade. Twenty-five osteochondral samples of macroscopically different degeneration were(More)
We present a newly reposted scanner-based artifact-with 4 potential patients' head computed tomography (CT) cases-the "Air in the CT X-ray Tube Oil" artifact with a 64-slice multidetector CT. This artifact mimics diseases, which cause hypodense findings in CT images. It can be difficult to notice in the clinical patient imaging but can be also very(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the sensitivity of quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters to increase of collagen cross-linking in articular cartilage, a factor possibly contributing to the aging-related development of osteoarthritis (OA). The issue has not been widely studied although collagen cross-links may significantly affect the evaluation(More)
Degenerative rotator cuff tendon disease (tendinopathy) is the most common disorder of the shoulder. A full-thickness tear of the rotator cuff may be caused by degeneration, or it may develop due to an acute trauma. The typical symptoms include pain and functional deficiencies. Diagnostics is based on clinical findings. The primary radiologic imaging is(More)