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Abstract #3608

Rapid 3D Articular Cartilage Imaging with Reduction of Truncation Artifacts

Pauly J, Mazin S, Gold G, Glover G, Rakow-Penner R, Daniel B, Rosenberg J
Stanford University

Three-dimensional knee imaging is useful for cartilage imaging but scan times can be prohibitively long. This study demonstrates a technique that can shorten scan time by about 40% by partially filling k-space using a linear prediction model, thus reducing truncation artifacts. Two radiologists reviewed images produced by this technique and determined them to be as acceptable as the gold standard images.