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Abstract #1210

MR T2 values of the knee cartilage and meniscus in chronic kidney disease

Shih-Wei Chiang 1,2 , Hsiao-Wen Chung 1 , Chao-Ying Wang 2 , Yi-Chih Hsu 2 , and Guo-Shu Huang 2

1 Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2 Department of Radiology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with a wide range of disorders of mineral and bone metabolism. Understanding the pathophysiology in mineral metabolism and bone diseases is very important, as recent evidence has suggested the concept of bone-vascular axis in CKD. Our preliminary findings suggest that CKD-related T2 changes in the medial meniscus may precede alterations in other cartilage regions.

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