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Abstract #3465

Analysis of Menisci Using Bi-Exponential T2* Fitting with VTE Sequence at 3T

Vladimir Juras1, 2, Sebastian Apprich1, Pavol Szomolanyi1, Lukas Zak3, Oliver Bieri4, Xeni Deligianni4, Siegfried Trattnig1

1MR Centre of Excellence, Department of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 2Department of Imaging Methods, Institute of Measurement Science, Bratislava, Slovakia; 3Department of Trauma Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 4Department of Radiology, Division of Radiological Physics, University of Basel Hospital, Basel, Switzerland

Bi-exponential fitting in the meniscus may be useful for evaluating degenerative menisci by removing incorrectly calculated mono-exponential pixels. This reflects the changes in collagen fiber orientation, which is modified in degenerative menisci.