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Abstract #3948

High-Resolution 3D UTE Imaging of Cortical Bone

Ahi Sema Issever1,2, Peder Larson1, Sharmila Majumdar1, Dan Vigneron1, Roland Krug1, Wang Chunsheng1, Thomas Link1

1UCSF, San Francisco, CA, USA; 2Charit, Berlin, Germany

UTE MR imaging promises to be a powerful alternative to quantify bone quality in cortical bone aside from its density. It may thus be considered a potential new tool in the assessment of fracture risk or in the monitoring of osteoporosis therapy. In this study we introduce a high-resolution 3D UTE MR sequence that is capable of depicting cortical bone at an isotropic voxel size below 500 μm allowing instant image reformation.