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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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47 year old male volunteer with knee pain. Sagittal balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) image of knee joint (0.3 mm isotropic resolution and 8 minute scanning time) shows superficial partial-thickness cartilage thinning (arrow) on anterior weight bearing surface of lateral femoral condyle
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Figure 18: 47 year old male volunteer with knee pain. Sagittal balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) image of knee joint (0.3 mm isotropic resolution and 8 minute scanning time) shows superficial partial-thickness cartilage thinning (arrow) on anterior weight bearing surface of lateral femoral condyle

Mentions: It is an efficient 3D MR sequence obtained with a high signal and fast acquisition times, employing a precision of steady state [Figure 18]. A higher resolution is obtained by multiple acquisitions at an expense of increased scanning time.[42]


Imaging of articular cartilage.

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

47 year old male volunteer with knee pain. Sagittal balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) image of knee joint (0.3 mm isotropic resolution and 8 minute scanning time) shows superficial partial-thickness cartilage thinning (arrow) on anterior weight bearing surface of lateral femoral condyle
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Figure 18: 47 year old male volunteer with knee pain. Sagittal balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) image of knee joint (0.3 mm isotropic resolution and 8 minute scanning time) shows superficial partial-thickness cartilage thinning (arrow) on anterior weight bearing surface of lateral femoral condyle
Mentions: It is an efficient 3D MR sequence obtained with a high signal and fast acquisition times, employing a precision of steady state [Figure 18]. A higher resolution is obtained by multiple acquisitions at an expense of increased scanning time.[42]

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.

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Related in: MedlinePlus