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Abstract #3249

Joint Anatomical & Biochemical Imaging using 3D FSE

Weitian Chen1, Tao Zhang2, Eric T. Han1, Garry E. Gold3

1Global Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Menlo Park, CA, United States; 2Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, United States; 3Radiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, United States

Intermediate- or T2-weighted FSE sequences are commonly used in clinical MRI for detection of joint abnormalities such as meniscus tears, ligamentous injury, or cartilage damage. Current standard MRI is used for diagnosis of anatomy change only. T1rho and T2 mapping have been reported to have potential for early detection of biochemical symptoms of osteoarthritis. In this work, we invesitage a 3DFSE based approach for joint high resolution biochmeical imaging and T2-weightged anatomical imaging with a clinical reasonable scan time.