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Abstract #5106

Comparison of T2 and T1rho mapping of ankle cartilage between young healthy females and dancers

Hon J. Yu1, Alex Luk1, Jimmy Ton1, Edward Kuoy1, Jeff Russell2, Kelli Sharp3, and Hiroshi Yoshioka1

1Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA, United States, 2Science and Health in Artistic Performance, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 3Arts-Dance, University of California, Irvine, CA, United States

This study demonstrates an angular-dependent T2 and T1ρ profile of talar dome cartilage at 3T using novel angular-segmentation methodology for the potential of quantitative functional assessment of cartilage in vivo. The results in this study indicate T2 values over the posterior weight-bearing portion were higher in young dancers than age-matched healthy volunteers even though cartilage thickness and volumes were not significantly different between two cohorts.

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