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Abstract #3317

Multiparametric MRI Assessment of Cadaver Achilles Tendon at 7T

Vladimir Juras1, 2, Sebastian Apprich1, Christina Pressl1, Stefan Zbyn1, Pavol Szomolanyi1, Stephan Domayer3, Ivan Frollo2, Siegfried Trattnig1

1Department of Radiology, MR Centre of Excellence, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Austria; 2Department of Imaging Methods, Institute of Measurement Science, Bratislava, Slovakia; 3Department of Orthopedics, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Austria

In this study, multi-parametric MRI was used to image cadaver ATs. Sodium MRI, T2 mapping, fast imaging with steady state precession (FISP), and reversed FISP (PSIF) have been used for tendon assessment. The correlation between immunohistologically assessed GAG and water content was high in some cases, especially with sodium SNR. I was shown that the biochemical content of the AT can be evaluated by quantitative MRI.