Riccardo Lattanzi1,2, Christian Glaser1,2, Artem V. Mikheev2, Catherine Petchprapa2, David J. Mossa2, Soterios Gyftopoulos2, Henry Rusinek2, Michael Recht2, Daniel Kim1,2
Early detection of cartilage degeneration in the hip with dGEMRIC may help prevent osteoarthritis in patients with femoroacetabular impingement. We propose a new high-resolution 2D T1-mapping saturation-recovery (SR) pulse sequence with FSE readout for dGEMRIC at 3T in radial imaging planes. Our sequence was validated in a phantom and in 10 hips against a rigorous multi-point SR pulse sequence. T1 measurements by the two sequences were strongly correlated (R2 > 0.95) and in excellent agreement (mean difference = -8.7ms; 95% limits of agreement = 64.5 and -81.9ms, respectively). T1 measurements were insensitive to B1+ variation as large as 20%.