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Abstract #1969

Fast 3D UTE Imaging of Knee Connective Tissues on a Clinical 3T Scanner

Yongxian Qian1, Ashley A. Williams2, Constance R. Chu2, Fernando E. Boada1

1Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

This abstract introduces a new fast 3D ultra-short echo time (UTE) pulse sequence (AWSOS, acquisition-weighted stack of spirals) for knee imaging and demonstrates its performance with in vivo images of knee cartilage, menisci, and ligaments in healthy volunteers acquired at 3T.