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Abstract #3609

Feasibility of dGEMRIC and T2 mapping at 1.5T in detecting patellar cartilage lesions

Rauvala E, Ojala R, Lammentausta E, Hannila I, Tervonen O, Jurvelin J, Kiviranta I, Nieminen M
Oulu University Hospital

This study shows that the detection of cartilage lesions can be improved by combining T2 mapping and dGEMRIC with weighted images typically used in clinical MRI evaluation of cartilage degeneration. Further, combining these MRI methods may provide unique and clinically significant information on the degenerative mechanism behind cartilage changes.