Matthew F. Koff1, Parina Shah1, Kevin M. Koch2, Hollis G. Potter1
1Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, United States; 2Applied Science Laboratory, General Electric Healthcare, Waukesha, WI, United States
The presence of orthopaedic hardware creates significant distortion artifacts in MR images. This study evaluated the accuracy of artifact reduction between standard of care 2D fast-spin-echo (FSE) images and corresponding MAVRIC images as compared to a gold standard. Metal samples produced significant distortions in 2D-FSE images, which were eliminated in MAVRIC images. The average difference between the known phantom data points and MAVRIC data points was less than 2 pixels for scans of all materials. MAVRIC scans are effective in reducing image distortion, when compared to known dimensions.