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Imaging of articular cartilage.

Paunipagar BK, Rasalkar D - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2014)

Bottom Line: It is frequently exposed to trauma, degeneration, and repetitive wear and tear.MRI has played a vital role in evaluation of articular cartilage.With the availability of advanced repair surgeries for cartilage lesions, there has been an increased demand for improved cartilage imaging techniques.

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Affiliation: Department of Imaging Sciences, Global Hospitals, Mumbai, India.

ABSTRACT
We tried to review the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in understanding microscopic and morphologic structure of the articular cartilage. The optimal protocols and available spin-echo sequences in present day practice are reviewed in context of common pathologies of articular cartilage. The future trends of articular cartilage imaging have been discussed with their appropriateness. In diarthrodial joints of the body, articular cartilage is functionally very important. It is frequently exposed to trauma, degeneration, and repetitive wear and tear. MRI has played a vital role in evaluation of articular cartilage. With the availability of advanced repair surgeries for cartilage lesions, there has been an increased demand for improved cartilage imaging techniques. Recent advances in imaging strategies for native and postoperative articular cartilage open up an entirely new approach in management of cartilage-related pathologies.

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(A) Coronal PD FS MR image in 32 year old man with arthroscopically normal retropatellar articular cartilage. (B) A graphic depiction of layers of articular cartilage on a MRI image as identified on histology
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Figure 1: (A) Coronal PD FS MR image in 32 year old man with arthroscopically normal retropatellar articular cartilage. (B) A graphic depiction of layers of articular cartilage on a MRI image as identified on histology

Mentions: The difference in water content between the superficial and deep layers has been thought to be responsible for the homogenous appearance of articular cartilage on MRI [Figure 1A and B].


Imaging of articular cartilage.

Paunipagar BK, Rasalkar D - Indian J Radiol Imaging (2014)

(A) Coronal PD FS MR image in 32 year old man with arthroscopically normal retropatellar articular cartilage. (B) A graphic depiction of layers of articular cartilage on a MRI image as identified on histology
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Figure 1: (A) Coronal PD FS MR image in 32 year old man with arthroscopically normal retropatellar articular cartilage. (B) A graphic depiction of layers of articular cartilage on a MRI image as identified on histology
Mentions: The difference in water content between the superficial and deep layers has been thought to be responsible for the homogenous appearance of articular cartilage on MRI [Figure 1A and B].

Bottom Line: It is frequently exposed to trauma, degeneration, and repetitive wear and tear.MRI has played a vital role in evaluation of articular cartilage.With the availability of advanced repair surgeries for cartilage lesions, there has been an increased demand for improved cartilage imaging techniques.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Imaging Sciences, Global Hospitals, Mumbai, India.

ABSTRACT
We tried to review the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in understanding microscopic and morphologic structure of the articular cartilage. The optimal protocols and available spin-echo sequences in present day practice are reviewed in context of common pathologies of articular cartilage. The future trends of articular cartilage imaging have been discussed with their appropriateness. In diarthrodial joints of the body, articular cartilage is functionally very important. It is frequently exposed to trauma, degeneration, and repetitive wear and tear. MRI has played a vital role in evaluation of articular cartilage. With the availability of advanced repair surgeries for cartilage lesions, there has been an increased demand for improved cartilage imaging techniques. Recent advances in imaging strategies for native and postoperative articular cartilage open up an entirely new approach in management of cartilage-related pathologies.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus