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Abstract #0230

5 Minute Comprehensive Knee MRI with 3D Double-Echo Steady-State (DESS)

Akshay S Chaudhari1, Bragi Sveinsson1, Jeff P Wood1, Dushyant S Thakur1, Kathryn J Stevens1, Chris F Beaulieu1, Marcus T Alley1, Curtis Abercrombie1, Garry E Gold1, and Brian A Hargreaves1

1Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

Knee MRI is performed commonly in the US for assessing acute injuries as well as degenerative diseases. However, current knee MRI protocols can require 25-30 minutes or more and cost approximately $1.1billion/year. In such instances, a short knee protocol could lower costs while increasing patient throughput, comfort, and access to care. In this study, we show that a five-minute double-echo steady-state (DESS) scan, with automatic T2 maps and fluid-nulled images, offers high efficacy and diagnostic utility compared to the standard knee protocol. These results suggest that a five-minute DESS scan could be used for comprehensive MRI of the knee.

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