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Abstract #1188

Sodium, CEST and T2* of Human Achilles tendon in Subjects after Ciprofloxacin Treatment

Vladimir Juras 1,2 , Pavol Szomolanyi 1,2 , Benedikt Hager 1 , Marek Chmelik 1 , Stefan Zbyn 1 , Jan Vosshenrich 1 , and Siegfried Trattnig 1

1 High Field MR Centre, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 2 Department of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

This study showed that sodium MRI is sensitive enough to visualize macromolecular alterations which are present after ciprofloxacin treatment. Interestingly, gagCEST does not demonstrate this ability, although the p-value for BULK was only slightly above 0.05. T2* reflects mostly the water and collagen interplay, therefore, no change was observed. In conclusion, sodium MRI was proven to be a potential marker for Achilles tendinopathy after ciprofloxacin treatment.

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