Non-invasive MRI assessment of the articular cartilage in clinical studies and experimental settings.

@article{Wang2010NoninvasiveMA,
  title={Non-invasive MRI assessment of the articular cartilage in clinical studies and experimental settings.},
  author={Yi-Xiang Wang and James F. Griffith and Anil T. Ahuja},
  journal={World journal of radiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={44-54}
}
Attrition and eventual loss of articular cartilage are important elements in the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis (OA). Preventing the breakdown of cartilage is believed to be critical to preserve the functional integrity of a joint. Chondral injuries are also common in the knee joint, and many patients benefit from cartilage repair. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and advanced digital post-processing techniques have opened possibilities for in vivo analysis of cartilage morphology, structure… CONTINUE READING