Dynamic contrast enhanced MRI in patellofemoral pain syndrome: perfusion quantification of patellofemoral joint tissues
R.A. van der Heijden 1,2 , D.H.J. Poot 1,3 , E.E. Bron 1 , S. Klein 1 , J.A.N. Verhaar 4 , S.M.A. Bierma-Zeinstra 2,4 , M. van Middelkoop 2 , G. Kotek 1 , and E.H.G. Oei 1
Radiology, Erasmus Medical Center,
Practice, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam,
Science and Technology, Delft University of Technology,
Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) has
the potential to advance the knowledge on the
pathogenesis of bone diseases, such as PFPS, by
measuring blood perfusion in bone quantitatively.
However, there is no consensus regarding optimal
analysis methods and pharmacokinetic model and there is
no tailored method for the patellofemoral joint yet. We
developed a tailored method for the patellofemoral
joint. The results suggest that our tailored DCE-MRI
protocol and post-processing tool successfully extract
the dynamic contrast enhancement from the measurements,
and thus can be used to study patellar blood perfusion.
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