Maren Freutel1, Fabio Galbusera1, Andreas Seitz1, Axel Bornstedt2, Volker Rasche3, Lutz Drselen1
1Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics, Ulm, BW, Germany; 2Department of Internal Medicine II, University of Ulm, Ulm, BW, Germany; 3Department of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital of Ulm, Ulm, BW, Germany
An apparatus has been developed to load an intact knee joint. Conventional high-resolution TSE imaging was applied for visualization of the meniscus with and without compressive loads. It is shown that high-quality deformation fields can be retrieved from the high-resolution 3D MRI data by means of elastic registration.