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Abstract #2810

Comparison of Meniscal T2* Metrics in Elite Basketball Players and Swimmers

Erin C Argentieri1, James C Yoder1, Garry Gold2, Sharmila Majumdar3, Matthew F Koff1, and Hollis G Potter1
1Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, United States, 2Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, 3University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States

As basketball players represent a population with an inherently high risk of sustaining meniscal injuries, studying how basketball play can lead to changes in the meniscus is of clinical importance. To date, no studies have been performed to evaluate T2* values of the meniscus in high performance athletes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to utilize ultra-short TE (UTE) MRI to compare meniscal T2* values between basketball players and swimmers. Significant differences of T2* values were found between the medial and lateral menisci. No significant difference of meniscal T2* values were found between basketball players and swimmers.

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