Quantitative MR imaging of cartilage and trabecular bone in osteoarthritis.

@article{Eckstein2009QuantitativeMI,
  title={Quantitative MR imaging of cartilage and trabecular bone in osteoarthritis.},
  author={Felix Eckstein and Ali Guermazi and Frank W Roemer},
  journal={Radiologic clinics of North America},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={655-73}
}
Whereas the strength of scoring systems in osteoarthritis (OA) lies in detecting local changes, involving small parts of the structures of interest (ie, cartilage lesions), quantitative measures are powerful where minute changes occur homogeneously throughout large structures. Cartilage measurements at 1.5 or 3 Tesla are technically accurate, reproducible, and sensitive to change. The rate of change in knee OA was found to be 1% to 2% annually. Risk factors of cartilage loss include a high BMI… CONTINUE READING

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