Cartilage Imaging: Significance, Techniques, and New Developments

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Thomas M. Link
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 6, 2011 - Medical - 245 pages

This authoritative book provides state-of-the-art practices and new developments in the imaging of cartilage, associated pathologies, and repair procedures. With a main focus on MRI, major advances in cartilage imaging are put into clinical context relevant for radiologists, rheumatologists, and orthopedic surgeons. International experts provide their insights on cartilage pathologies associated with such conditions as osteoarthritis, osteochondral trauma, and cartilage repair. Morphological MRI techniques are outlined, including new sequences and high field imaging. Molecular imaging techniques able to characterize the biochemical composition of the cartilage matrix are discussed, such as T2 relaxation time, T1rho, and dGEMRIC methods.

The first book of its kind, Cartilage Imaging: Significance, Techniques, and New Developments encompasses the full scope of knowledge in this rapidly evolving field. Identifying key techniques for characterizing disease processes as well as objectively and quantitatively evaluating the results of therapy, this outstanding resource is of benefit to all physicians interested in assessing cartilage disease and repair.

 

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Contents

Anatomy and Histology of Cartilage
1
Clinical Aspects A Rheumatologists Perspective
11
Clinical Aspects An Orthopedic Surgeons Perspective
19
Conventional Radiography as an Indirect Measure for Cartilage Pathology
27
Value of CT Arthrography in the Assessment of Cartilage Pathology
37
MRI of Cartilage Standard Techniques
49
MRI of Cartilage Pathological Findings
67
Scoring Systems to Semiquantitatively Grade Cartilage Pathology with MRI
93
Quantitative MR Imaging of Cartilage Morphology in Osteoarthritis
127
MR T2 Relaxation Time Measurements for Cartilage and Menisci
145
MR T1r Relaxation Time Quantification in Cartilage
159
Cartilage Matrix Assessment Using dGEMRIC
171
Imaging of Cartilage Repair
185
Cartilage as a Biomarker
205
Frontiers in Molecular Imaging of Cartilage Future Developments
212
Future Perspective and Significance of Cartilage Imaging and Quantification
229

Atlas Cartilage Abnormalities and Scores
103
Cartilage Segmentation
117

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