T2 relaxation time mapping of proximal tibiofibular cartilage by 3-tesla magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Kwack2009T2RT,
  title={T2 relaxation time mapping of proximal tibiofibular cartilage by 3-tesla magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Kyu-sung Kwack and Byoung-hyun Min and Jae Hyun Cho and Jun Man Kim and Seung-Hyun Yoon and Sun Yong Kim},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  year={2009},
  volume={50 9},
  pages={1049-56}
}
BACKGROUND The proximal tibiofibular joint (PTFJ) can be considered the fourth compartment of the knee joint. However, there have been no studies of the T2 values (T2 relaxation time) of PTFJ cartilage. PURPOSE To assess the T2 values of PTFJ cartilage at 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to show the clinical utility of T2 values of PTFJ cartilage for the diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIAL AND METHODS 118 patients who had knee MR imaging and knee radiography were enrolled… CONTINUE READING