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Abstract #3468

Quantitative Characterization of Meniscal Pathology: UTE MRI Versus Long T2 Techniques

Michael Im1, Ja-Young Choi2, Reni Biswas3, Won C. Bae1, Sheronda Statum1, Eric Chang3, Jiang Du3, Graeme M. Bydder1, Darryl D. D'Lima1, Christine Chung3

1Radiology, UCSD, San Diego, CA, United States; 2Radiology, UC San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, United States; 3Radiology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States

Menisci have short T2 relaxation times, ranging from 5-8 ms. Ultrashort TE (UTE) pulse sequences allow detection of signal from short T2 tissues.