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Abstract #4220

Reduced Magic Angle Effects Using Ultrashort Echo Time Magnetization Transfer (UTE-MT) for Quantification of Human Rotator Cuff Tendon

Eric Y Chang 1 , Jiang Du 2 , Reni Biswas 2 , Betty Tran 2 , Sheronda Statum 2 , Won C Bae 2 , and Christine B Chung 1

1 Radiology Service, VA San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, CA, United States, 2 Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, United States

In this study, 7 human cadaveric rotator cuff tendons were used to compare orientation-dependent value changes using T2, T2*, and MT techniques. We found that mean percent change was up to 38% using T2, up to 92% using T2*, and up to 15% using OSR. OSR measured with the UTE-MT technique may be more useful than T2 and T2* due to the strong dipolar-dipolar influence on the latter two biomarkers.

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