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Abstract #0145

Variation of Lamellar Layer Thickness in Human Menisci on Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE) Imaging: Correlation with Indentation Stiffness

Ja-Young Choi1, Reni Biswas2, Mike Im1, Won C. Bae1, Sheronda Statum1, Eric Chang2, Jiang Du2, Graeme M. Bydder3, Darryl D. D'Lima4, Christine Chung2

1Radiology, UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, United States; 2Radiology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States; 3Radiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States; 4Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Scripps Translational Science Institute, La Jolla, CA, United States

In this study, variation of lamellar layer thickness in normal human menisci was evident on 2D UTE images, and femoral lamellar layers were found to be significantly thicker than tibial ones. Moreover, the thickness significantly correlated with surface indentation stiffness.