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Abstract #1448

Utility of ZTE for the Characterization of Acute Ankle Fractures

Alissa J. Burge1, Ryan E Breighner1, Megan Sahr1, Matthew F. Koff1, Ogonna K Nwawka1, Darryl B. Sneag1, Gabrielle Konin1, Bin Lin2, David Helfet1, and Hollis G. Potter1

1Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, United States, 2Department of Radiology and Imaging - MRI, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, United States

ZTE MRI provides CT-like tissue contrast, facilitating evaluation of mineralized bone. The utility of ZTE for evaluation of acute ankle fractures was evaluated in a series of 14 patients who underwent preoperative clinical MRI with an additional ZTE sequence, and subsequently underwent surgical fracture fixation. Fractures were characterized in a blinded fashion utilizing ZTE and CT, with subsequent operative confirmation. ZTE provided accurate characterization of fractures relative to both CT and surgery, with excellent inter- and intra-observer reliability.

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