Author(s): Gold GE, Chen CA, Koo S, Hargreaves BA, Bangerter NK
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Abstract OBJECTIVE: MRI is the most accurate noninvasive method available to diagnose disorders of articular cartilage. Conventional 2D and 3D approaches show changes in cartilage morphology. Faster 3D imaging methods with isotropic resolution can be reformatted into arbitrary planes for improved detection and visualization of pathology. Unique contrast mechanisms allow us to probe cartilage physiology and detect changes in cartilage macromolecules. CONCLUSION: MRI has great promise as a noninvasive comprehensive tool for cartilage evaluation.
This article was published in AJR Am J Roentgenol
and referenced in Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy