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Abstract #1114

Susceptibitliy Weighted Imaging of Tendons, Ligaments, Menisci & Cortical Bone using Ute Sequences

Michael Carl1, Nikolaus M. Szeverenyi2, Jiang Du2, Olivier M. Girard2, Won Bae2, Graeme M. Bydder2

1Global Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, San Diego, CA, United States; 2University of California, San Diego, United States

We report our initial experience with susceptibility weighted imaging of short T2 tissues. Adult human subjects and human tissue samples were imaged in a 3T clinical MR system using ultrashort TE sequences. UTE phase contrast is obtained from phase accrued during the RF excitation and readout part of the sequence. The mechanism of the changes may be related to tissue order and reflect the underlying physical chemistry of collagen.