Influence of bone marrow composition on measurements of trabecular microstructure using decay due to diffusion in the internal field MRI: simulations and clinical studies.

PURPOSE Decay due to diffusion in the internal field (DDIF) MRI allows for measurements of microstructures of porous materials at low spatial resolution and thus has potential for trabecular bone quality measurements. In trabecular bone, solid bone changes (osteoporosis) as well as changes in bone marrow composition occur. The influence of such changes on… CONTINUE READING