Assessment of Achilles Tendon Changes After Long-Distance Running Using Ultrashort Echo Time Magnetization Transfer MR Imaging
Yijie Fang1, Dantian Zhu1, Wenjun Yu1, Wenhao Wu1, Wei Li1, Long Qian2, Yajun Ma3, and Shaolin Li1
1The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Zhuhai, China, 2MR Research, GE Healthcare, Beijing, China, 3University of California, San Diego, CA, United States
Long-distance running is one of the common causes of Achilles tendon injury. UTE-MT is a magic angle-insensitive MRI technique and an excellent fit for the assessment of Achilles tendon which has a highly anisotropic collagen structure.This study aims to explore the feasibility of quantitative UTE-MT imaging in the assessment of Achilles tendon changes for subjects before and after long-distance running, then compare the technique’s performance with that of UTE-T2*.
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