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Abstract #2274

ZTE Imaging of Joints: Unmasking the Bone

Ryan Breighner1, Sonja Eagle1, Gaspar Delso2, Hollis G. Potter1, and Matthew F. Koff1

1Department of Radiology and Imaging - MRI, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, United States, 2General Electric Healthcare, Zurich, Switzerland

Standard magnetic resonance imaging protocols fail to generate sufficient positive contrast for the direct imaging of bone. This study demonstrates the use of zero echo time (ZTE) imaging of the appendicular skeleton. Knee, shoulder, ankle, and wrist joints were imaged and scan parameters were varied between subjects to optimize acquisition of joints of interest. ZTE images permitted the visualization of fine tendinous structures in addition to bone. ZTE may prove useful when concurrent imaging of tendon and bone is required or when bone imaging is necessary but radiation dose is undesirable, due to patient age or anatomy.

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