Quantitative T2 mapping of the patella at 3.0 T is sensitive to early cartilage degeneration, but also to loading of the knee


OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to explore the sensitivity and robustness of T2 mapping in the detection and quantification of early degenerative cartilage changes at the patella. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-two patients (22 women, 20 men) with a mean age of 30.3 years and a symptomatic cartilage defect of ICRS grade ≤2 were examined using a 3T MRI… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2011.03.069


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