UTE-T2∗ mapping of human articular cartilage in vivo: a repeatability assessment.

@article{Williams2011UTET2MO,
  title={UTE-T2∗ mapping of human articular cartilage in vivo: a repeatability assessment.},
  author={Ashley A. Williams and Yongxian Qian and Constance R. Chu},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={84-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Ultrashort echo-time enhanced T2∗ (UTE-T2∗) mapping of articular cartilage is a novel quantitative MRI technique with the potential to visualize deep cartilage characteristics better than standard T2 mapping. The feasibility and intersession repeatability of UTE-T2∗ mapping of cartilage in vivo has not previously been evaluated. METHODS Eleven asymptomatic subjects underwent repeat UTE-T2∗ imaging on a whole-body 3T MRI scanner on three consecutive days. Full-thickness… CONTINUE READING

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