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Abstract #4499

┬ÁMRI T2* mapping of degenerated human meniscal specimens compared to histology

Benedikt Hager1,2,3, Sonja Walzer2, Vladimir Juras1,4, Andreas Berg5, Matthew DiFranco5, Vladimir Mlynarik1,3, Markus Schreiner2, Martin Zalaudek1, Stefan Domayer2, Joachim Friske1, Reinhard Windhager2, and Siegfried Trattnig1,3

1High Field MR Centre, Department of Biomedical Imgaing and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 3Christian Doppler Laboratory for Clinical Molecular MR Imaging, Vienna, Austria, 4Department of Imaging Methods, Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, 5Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

In this study, T2* maps of degenerated meniscal specimens were obtained using MRI on an ultra-high field scanner in combination with an MR microscopy insert and these images were compared to histological findings. The results showed that all five investigated menisci specimens had very similar morphological appearance when comparing histological images, T2* weighted images and T2* maps.

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