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Abstract #1608

Determination of the Meniscal Deformation Under Compressive Loading Through MR-Imaging

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.