MR Imaging Tools to Assess Cartilage and Joint Structures


Hollis G. Potter, MD

Chief, Division of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Attending Radiologist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Radiology, Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University

Matthew F. Koff, PhD

Assistant Scientist, Research Division, Hospital for Special Surgery.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Imaging in Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.

Introduction

Standing radiographs provide important information regarding angular deformities and weight-bearing alignment of the joints, but provide only indirect information about joint integrity. Given its superior soft tissue contrast and direct multiplanar acquisition with the ability to accurately assess the complex geometry of various joints, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a highly suitable tool by which to assess osteoarthritis (OA).

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 8, Number 1.
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About the HSS Journal

HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal published three times a year, February, July and October. The Journal accepts and publishes peer reviewed articles from around the world that contribute to the advancement of the knowledge of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.


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