Imaging around Orthopedic Hardware: Clinical Applications

  title={Imaging around Orthopedic Hardware: Clinical Applications},
  author={Catherine L. Hayter and Hollis G Potter},
Conventional radiography has been the traditional means by which to assess arthroplasty but is limited by two-dimensional acquisitions and poor tissue contrast. With the advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques that markedly decrease susceptibility artifact, MRI has been shown to be much more sensitive to adverse tissue reactions around orthopaedic implants and has been shown to be the most accurate means by which to assess bone loss. The ability to assess different types of… CONTINUE READING