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Human patellar cartilage: echo planar diffusion-weighted MR imaging findings at 3.0 T.
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PMID:  22542378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: To explore the findings of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and the diffusion characteristics on patellar cartilage in healthy adults.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty healthy subjects were studied on SIEMENS 3.0-T Trio Tim magnetic resonance (MR) scanner. The apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of the patellar cartilage were measured in different areas.
RESULTS: The patellar cartilage demonstrated homogeneously high signal intensity on the images of DWI and maps of ADC. The ADC values displayed a spatial dependency, approximately (1.17±0.31)×10(-3) mm(2)/s of the entire cartilage.
CONCLUSIONS: Diffusion-weighted MR imaging may display articular cartilage structure. There is a consistent pattern of spatial variation of the ADC values.
Shao-Cheng Zhu; Da-Peng Shi; Ang Xuan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical imaging     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1873-4499     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Imaging     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911831     Medline TA:  Clin Imaging     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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