Mapping the fiber orientation in articular cartilage at rest and under pressure studied by 2H double quantum filtered MRI.

@article{Shinar2002MappingTF,
  title={Mapping the fiber orientation in articular cartilage at rest and under pressure studied by 2H double quantum filtered MRI.},
  author={Hadassah Shinar and Yoshiteru Seo and Kazuya Ikoma and Yoshiaki Kusaka and U Eliav and Gil Navon},
  journal={Magnetic resonance in medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={322-30}
}
The one-dimensional (2)H double quantum filtered (DQF) spectroscopic imaging technique was used to study the orientation of collagen fibers in articular cartilage. The method detects only water molecules in anisotropic environments, which in cartilage is caused by their interaction with the collagen fibers. A large quadrupolar splitting was observed in the calcified zone and a smaller splitting in the radial zone. In the transitional zone the splitting was not resolved and a small splitting was… CONTINUE READING