MRI of articular cartilage in OA: novel pulse sequences and compositional/functional markers.

@article{Gold2006MRIOA,
  title={MRI of articular cartilage in OA: novel pulse sequences and compositional/functional markers.},
  author={G. E. Gold and Deborah Burstein and Bernard Dardzinski and Phillip Lang and Fernando E. Boada and Timothy J. Mosher},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 Suppl A},
  pages={A76-86}
}
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with its unique ability to image and characterize soft tissue non-invasively, has proven valuable in assessing cartilage in OA. The development of new, fast imaging methods with high contrast show promise to improve the magnetic resonance (MR) evaluation of this disease. In addition to morphologic MRI methods, MRI contrast mechanisms under development may reveal detailed information about the… CONTINUE READING