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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 237-248
Imaging of articular cartilage


1 Department of Imaging Sciences, Global Hospitals, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Radiology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, India

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Bhawan K Paunipagar
Department of Imaging Sciences, Global Hospitals, Mumbai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-3026.137028

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We tried to review the role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in understanding microscopic and morphologic structure of the articular cartilage. The optimal protocols and available spin-echo sequences in present day practice are reviewed in context of common pathologies of articular cartilage. The future trends of articular cartilage imaging have been discussed with their appropriateness. In diarthrodial joints of the body, articular cartilage is functionally very important. It is frequently exposed to trauma, degeneration, and repetitive wear and tear. MRI has played a vital role in evaluation of articular cartilage. With the availability of advanced repair surgeries for cartilage lesions, there has been an increased demand for improved cartilage imaging techniques. Recent advances in imaging strategies for native and postoperative articular cartilage open up an entirely new approach in management of cartilage-related pathologies.


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