Richard Znamirowski

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Collagen fibers in tendons and entheses are highly ordered. The protons within the bound water are subject to dipolar interactions whose strength depends on the orientation of the fibers to the static magnetic field B(0). Clinical pulse sequences have been employed to investigate this magic angle effect of the Achilles tendon, but only limited to imaging(More)
We describe the use of ultrashort echo time (UTE) sequences and fast spin echo sequences to assess cortical bone using a clinical 3T scanner. Regular two- and three-dimensional UTE sequences were used to image both bound and free water in cortical bone. Adiabatic inversion recovery prepared UTE sequences were used to image water bound to the organic matrix.(More)
Carotid plaque calcification normally appears as a signal void with clinical MR sequences. Here, we describe the use of an adiabatic inversion recovery prepared two-dimensional ultrashort echo time sequence to image and characterize carotid plaque calcification using a clinical 3-T scanner. T(1), T 2*, and free water content were measured for seven carotid(More)
An ultrashort TE T(1)ρ sequence was used to measure T(1) ρ of the goat posterior cruciate ligament (n = 1) and human Achilles tendon specimens (n = 6) at a series of angles relative to the B(0) field and spin-lock field strengths to investigate the contribution of dipole-dipole interaction to T(1)ρ relaxation. Preliminary results showed a significant magic(More)
PURPOSE To use a tissue specific algorithm to numerically optimize UTE sequence parameters to maximize contrast within temporomandibular joint (TMJ) donor tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS A TMJ specimen tissue block was sectioned in a true sagittal plane and imaged at 3 Tesla (T) using UTE pulse sequences with dual echo subtraction. The MR tissue properties(More)
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