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OBJECTIVE Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of articular cartilage represents a powerful tool in osteoarthritis (OA) research, but has so far been confined to a field strength of 1.5T. The aim of this study was to evaluate the precision of quantitative MRI assessments of human cartilage morphology at 3.0T and to correlate the measurements at(More)
MRI-based cartilage morphometry was previously validated in the absence of gadopentate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA). However, Gd-DTPA is required for compositional (proteoglycan) imaging using delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage (dGEMRIC). Therefore, the effect of Gd-DTPA on cartilage morphometry was studied. A total of 165 female participants (67 with(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the distribution of longitudinal femorotibial cartilage thickness annualized rate of change (ΔThCtAB) from quasi-population-based studies, and to construct a reference distribution for men and women without signs, symptoms, or risk factors of knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS Segmented baseline and 1-year follow-up MRI from 43 men(More)
Objective: To test the hypothesis that cartilage displays significant longitudinal thickening in the external subregions of the central medial (ecMF) and lateral (ecLF) femur in knees with early radiographic osteoarthritis (ROA) compared with contralateral knees without ROA, and to explore differences in change in other subregions and in radiographic joint(More)
The relationship between three-dimensional, MRI-based morphologic measurements commonly taken of knee cartilage was examined to determine whether a subset of variables fully reflects differences observed in cartilage in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. The benefits of a subset of measures include increased statistical power due to reduced multiple(More)
MRI-based cartilage morphometry can monitor cartilage loss in osteoarthritis. Intravenous Gd-DTPA injection is needed for compositional (proteoglycan) cartilage imaging with delayed gadolinium enhanced MRI (dGEMRIC). However, longitudinal changes of cartilage morphology have not been compared in the presence and absence of Gd-DTPA. Baseline and 2-year(More)
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