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Value of fat-suppressed PD-weighted TSE-sequences for detection of anterior and posterior cruciate ligament lesions--comparison to arthroscopy.
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PMID:  16466674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate fat-suppressed (FS) proton-density-weighted (PDw) turbo spin-echo (TSE) magnetic resonance imaging for the detection of anterior and posterior cruciate ligament lesions in comparison to arthroscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective study 31 knee joints were imaged on a 1.5T MR scanner (Vision, Siemens, Erlangen) prior to arthroscopy using following sequences: (a) sagittal FS-PDw/T2w TSE (TR/TE: 4009/15/105 ms); (b) sagittal PDw/T2w TSE (TR/TE:3800/15/105 ms). Further imaging parameters: slice thickness 3mm, FOV 160 mm, matrix 256 x 256. A total of 62 anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments (ACL/PCL) were evaluated, standard of reference was arthroscopy. Sensitivity, specificity, positive (ppv) and negative predictive value (npv) and accuracy were calculated. RESULTS: Twenty-one cruciate ligament ruptures were detected in arthroscopy, 19 ACL- and 2 PCL-ruptures (on MRI 34/124, 25/62 ACL, 9/62 PCL lesions). For all four sequences in the 31 patients with arthroscopic correlation sensitivity, specificity, ppv, npv and accuracy were 86%, 98%, 95%, 93% and 94% for detection of tears, and 84%, 100%, 100%, 80% and 90% for ACL-ruptures respectively. The two PCL-ruptures were true positive in all sequences, one intact PCL was diagnosed as torn (false positive). CONCLUSIONS: Fat-suppressed PDw/T2w TSE-MR sequences are comparable to PDw TSE sequences for the detection of ACL/PCL-lesions.
Fritz K W Schaefer; Philipp J Schaefer; Joachim Brossmann; Christian Frahm; Claus Muhle; Ralf Erik Hilgert; Martin Heller; Thomas Jahnke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2006-02-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of radiology     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0720-048X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Radiol     Publication Date:  2006 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-23     Completed Date:  2006-11-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106411     Medline TA:  Eur J Radiol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  411-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital of Schleswig-Holstein Campus Kiel, Arnold-Heller-Strasse 9, 24105 Kiel, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Cruciate Ligament / pathology*
Arthroscopy / methods*
Image Enhancement / methods*
Joint Diseases / diagnosis*
Knee Joint / pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Middle Aged
Observer Variation
Posterior Cruciate Ligament / pathology*
Predictive Value of Tests
Prospective Studies
Reproducibility of Results
Rupture / diagnosis
Sensitivity and Specificity

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