Ligong Wang1, Mark E. Schweitzer1, Ravinder R. Regatte1
1Radiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
The purpose of this work was to assess cartilage T1rho values in osteoarthritic patients with and without meniscal tears at 3T. OA patients without meniscal tears (n = 5) and with mensical tears (n = 5) were scanned. The preliminary results suggest that there are significant differences in T1rho relaxation times between the two groups specifically within the lateral compartment (P < 0.05) but not in the medial compartment (P > 0.05).