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Abstract #3978

Detection of Degenerative Cartilage Disease: Comparison of High Resolution Morphological MR and Quantitative T2 Mapping at 3.0 Tesla

Siegfried Trattnig1, Sebastian Apprich1, Pavol Szomolanyi1,2, Marius Mayerhoefer1, Katja Pinker1, Tallal C. Mamisch3, Goetz H. Welsch1,4

1Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, MR Centre - Highfield MR, Vienna, Austria; 2Department of Imaging Methods, Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia; 3Orthopedic Surgery Department, Inselspital Bern, Bern, Switzerland; 4Department of Trauma Surgery, University Hospital of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

Osteoarthrithis is a multifactorial and heterogeneous disease associated with a progressive loss of hyaline articular cartilage. The role of T2 mapping in different stages of cartilage degeneration is still not well defined.