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Andrew S Wilmot, Alexander T Ruutiainen, Prashant T Bakhru, Mark E Schweitzer, Nogah Shabshin
OBJECTIVE: Primary: to describe the presence and pattern of soft tissue edema in subchondral insufficiency fractures of the knee (SIFK). Secondary: to investigate the gender distribution and identify factors associated with disease progression. METHODS: MR images of 74 SIFKs in 74 patients were retrospectively reviewed for soft tissue edema presence and location, meniscal tears and extrusion and synovitis. The clinical records were reviewed for age, gender, and BMI...
November 2016: European Journal of Radiology
Hye Jin Yoo, Sung Hwan Hong, Hye Yeon Oh, Ja-Young Choi, Hee Dong Chae, Joong Mo Ahn, Heung Sik Kang
Purpose To determine the agreement of fat-suppressed (FS) fluid-attenuated inversion-recovery (FLAIR) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and contrast material-enhanced (CE) T1-weighted MR imaging for the assessment of peripatellar synovitis. Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and waived the requirement for patient informed consent. Thirty-three patients with knee pain underwent 3-T MR imaging. The protocol consisted of routine clinical sequences followed by the FLAIR FS sequence (inversion time, 2200 msec) and CE T1-weighted imaging...
October 24, 2016: Radiology
Alexis Klengel, Patrick Stumpp, Steffen Klengel, Ina Böttger, Nadja Rönisch, Thomas Kahn
Purpose To compare single-shot echo-planar diffusion-weighted imaging-derived apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps with fat-saturated (FS) proton density (PD)-weighted turbo spin-echo (TSE) imaging in the detection of bone marrow lesions (BMLs) after knee trauma. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was obtained from Leipzig University. Written informed consent was waived. Three radiologists retrospectively re-examined 97 consecutive patients with reported knee trauma who underwent 1...
October 24, 2016: Radiology
M Saylik, K Gökkuş
BACKGROUND: Associated joint disorders with popliteal cysts were stated approximately between the ranges of 41-83 % in all reported cases. Combined treatment strategies that eliminate intra-articular pathologies and cyst- associated valve mechanisms are thought to be a good option in treatment of the disease. In this study, our main objective is to present clinical results of our combined treatment results, which includes posterior cyst excision with supine arthroscopic intervention, targeting intra-articular pathologies on recalcitrant cases...
October 18, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Robert Gabriel Coumine Riis, Henrik Gudbergsen, Ole Simonsen, Marius Henriksen, Nasir Al-Mashkur, Mikkel Eld, Kristian Kjær Petersen, Olga Kubassova, Anne C Bay Jensen, Janus Damm, Henning Bliddal, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Mikael Ploug Boesen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between MRI, macroscopic and histological assessments of synovitis in end-stage knee osteoarthritis (KOA). METHODS: Synovitis of end-stage osteoarthritic knees was assessed using non-contrast-enhanced (CE), CE-MRI and dynamic-CE (DCE)-MRI prior to total knee replacement and correlated with microscopic and macroscopic assessments of synovitis obtained intraoperatively. Multiple bivariate correlations were used with a pre-specified threshold of 0...
October 10, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
Timothy I Alves, Gandikota Girish, Monica Kalume Brigido, Jon A Jacobson
Pain and other disorders of the knee are a common presenting complaint in the ambulatory setting. Although the cornerstones of imaging evaluation of the knee are radiographs and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, ultrasonography (US) is less expensive than MR imaging, easily available, and of comparable accuracy in the evaluation of certain pathologic conditions of the knee. The benefits of US include portability, low cost, high spatial resolution, dynamic imaging, and ability to guide percutaneous interventions when indicated...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Andrew R Palisch, Ronald R Winters, Marc H Willis, Collin D Bray, Theodore B Shybut
The menisci play an important biomechanical role in axial load distribution of the knees by means of hoop strength, which is contingent on intact circumferentially oriented collagen fibers and meniscal root attachments. Disruption of the meniscal root attachments leads to altered biomechanics, resulting in progressive cartilage loss, osteoarthritis, and subchondral edema, with the potential for development of a subchondral insufficiency fracture. Identification of meniscal root tears at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is crucial because new arthroscopic surgical techniques (transtibial pullout repair) have been developed to repair meniscal root tears and preserve the tibiofemoral cartilage of the knee...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Humberto G Rosas
Although rare, posterolateral corner (PLC) injuries can result in sustained instability and failed cruciate ligament reconstruction if they are not diagnosed. The anatomy of the PLC was once thought to be perplexing and esoteric-in part because of the varying nomenclature applied to this region in the literature, which added unnecessary complexity. More recently, three major structures have been described as the primary stabilizers of the PLC on the basis of biomechanical study findings: the lateral collateral ligament, popliteus tendon, and popliteofibular ligament...
October 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Thumanoon Ruangchaijatuporn, Eric Y Chang, Christine B Chung
A 56-year-old man presented with a painless prepatellar mass of the left knee. MR images demonstrated a large, well-defined mass with heterogeneous intermediate signal intensity on T1- and proton density-weighted images. Mild, heterogeneous enhancement was noted after the intravenous administration of gadolinium. Diagnostic imaging included atypical soft-tissue infection, fibrogranulomatous reaction, gouty tophus, rheumatoid nodule and xanthoma or possibly malignancy. The histopathological examination revealed sarcoidosis involving the prepatellar bursa...
October 6, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
Alexandra S Gersing, Benedikt J Schwaiger, Ursula Heilmeier, Gabby B Joseph, Luca Facchetti, Martin Kretzschmar, John A Lynch, Charles E McCulloch, Michael C Nevitt, Lynne S Steinbach, Thomas M Link
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the ability of different MRI sequences to detect chondrocalcinosis within knee cartilage and menisci, and to analyze the association with joint degeneration. METHODS: Subjects with radiographic knee chondrocalcinosis (n = 90, age 67.7 ± 7.3 years, 50 women) were selected from the Osteoarthritis Initiative and matched to controls without radiographic chondrocalcinosis (n = 90). Visualization of calcium-containing crystals (CaC) was compared between 3D T1-weighted gradient-echo (T1GE), 3D dual echo steady-state (DESS), 2D intermediate-weighted (IW), and proton density (PD)-weighted fast spin-echo (FSE) sequences obtained with 3T MRI and correlated with a semiquantitative CaC score obtained from radiographs...
October 4, 2016: European Radiology
E N Unlu, Y Turhan, D M Kos, A A Safak
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of anterior subcutaneous hypersignal indicating edema on proton-density (PD)-weighted MRI of the knee and to determine whether reporting anterior edema is clinically relevant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and ninety-one knee MRIs from 162 patients were reviewed for anterior subcutaneous edema. There were 92 men and 70 women with a mean age of 41.72years±13.92 (SD) (range, 15-80years) years and a mean body weight of 75...
September 22, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Prabu Periyathambi, Thotapalli Parvathaleswara Sastry, Suresh Kumar Anandasadagopan, Kanagavel Manickavasagam
BACKGROUND: A variety of bioimaging tools assists in the diagnosis and evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other osteoarthritis. However, detection of RA in the early stages by targeting its macrophages with suitable contrast agents will help in arresting the progression of the disease. METHODS: In the present study, we investigated the effectiveness of using magnetic fibrin nanoparticles (MFNPs) conjugated with folic acid (FA-MFNPs) as a specific contrast agent to target the activated macrophages, which overexpress the folate receptors (FR) in the knee joints of rats with antigen-induced arthritis (AIA)...
September 20, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Janne West, Olof Dahlqvist Leinhard, Thobias Romu, Rory Collins, Steve Garratt, Jimmy D Bell, Magnus Borga, Louise Thomas
INTRODUCTION: Quantitative and accurate measurements of fat and muscle in the body are important for prevention and diagnosis of diseases related to obesity and muscle degeneration. Manually segmenting muscle and fat compartments in MR body-images is laborious and time-consuming, hindering implementation in large cohorts. In the present study, the feasibility and success-rate of a Dixon-based MR scan followed by an intensity-normalised, non-rigid, multi-atlas based segmentation was investigated in a cohort of 3,000 subjects...
2016: PloS One
Ali M Naraghi, Lawrence M White
Acute knee injuries are a common source of morbidity in athletes and if overlooked may result in chronic functional impairment. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the knee has become the most commonly performed musculoskeletal MR examination and is an indispensable tool in the appropriate management of the injured athlete. Meniscal and ligamentous tearing are the most frequent indications for surgical intervention in sports injuries and an understanding of the anatomy, biomechanics, mechanisms of injury, and patterns of injury are all critical to accurate diagnosis and appropriate management...
October 2016: Radiology
Jutta Ellermann, Casey P Johnson, Luning Wang, Jeffrey A Macalena, Bradley J Nelson, Robert F LaPrade
Purpose To retrospectively determine if a modified clinical magnetic resonance (MR) imaging protocol provides information on the origin of juvenile osteochondritis dissecans (JOCD) lesions and allows for staging on the basis of the proposed natural history of JOCD to better guide clinical management of the disease. Materials and Methods This institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant, retrospective study was performed in 13 consecutive patients (mean age, 14.9 years; age range, 10-22 years; nine male and four female patients) and one additional comparative patient (a 44-year-old man), in which 19 knees with 20 JOCD lesions were imaged...
September 15, 2016: Radiology
Stephanie Teboul-Coré, Caroline Rey-Jouvin, Anne Miquel, Camille Vatier, Jacqueline Capeau, Jean-Jacques Robert, Thao Pham, Olivier Lascols, Francis Berenbaum, Jean-Denis Laredo, Corinne Vigouroux, Jérémie Sellam
OBJECTIVE: To describe the bone imaging features of lipodystrophies in the largest cohort ever published. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined bone imaging data in 24 patients with lipodystrophic syndromes. Twenty-two had genetic lipodystrophy: 12/22 familial partial lipodystrophy (FPLD) and 10/22 congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL), 8 with AGPAT2-linked CGL1 and 2 with seipin-linked CGL2. Two patients had acquired generalized lipodystrophy (AGL) in a context of non-specific autoimmune disorders...
November 2016: Skeletal Radiology
Ali Babaei Jandaghi, Mohsen Mardani-Kivi, Ahmadreza Mirbolook, Mohammad Kazem Emami-Meybodi, Solmaz Mohammadzadeh, Maral Farahmand
BACKGROUND: Knee pain is a common problem in the general population. In order to determine the extent of the injury and the appropriate treatment, MRI provides the most accurate imaging method. This may be done through conventional MRI techniques or by injecting a contrast material (MR arthrography). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic value of these two methods. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study involved the diagnostic evaluation on 60 patients with knee pain who received treatment over the course of a one-year period...
May 2016: Trauma Monthly
Young Han Lee, Jaemoon Yang, Ha-Kyu Jeong, Jin-Suck Suh
PURPOSE: Biochemical imaging of glycosaminoglycan chemical exchange saturation transfer (gagCEST) could predict the depletion of glycosaminoglycans (GAG) in early osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the magnetization transfer ratio asymmetry (MTRasym) of gagCEST images and visual analog scale (VAS) pain scores in the knee joint. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board...
August 28, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Joanna Yuen, Jachin Hung, Vanessa Wiggermann, Simon D Robinson, Robert McCormack, Agnes G d'Entremont, Alexander Rauscher
PURPOSE: To visualize healthy and abnormal articular cartilage, we investigated the potential of using the 3D multi-echo gradient echo (GRE) signal's magnitude and frequency and maps of T2* relaxation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After optimizing imaging parameters in five healthy volunteers, 3D multi-echo GRE magnetic resonance (MR) images were acquired at 3T in four patients with chondral damage prior to their arthroscopic surgery. Average magnitude and frequency information was extracted from the GRE images, and T2* maps were generated...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Sven Nebelung, Björn Sondern, Simon Oehrl, Markus Tingart, Björn Rath, Thomas Pufe, Stefan Raith, Horst Fischer, Christiane Kuhl, Holger Jahr, Daniel Truhn
Purpose To determine if multiparametric magnetic resonance (MR) imaging mapping can be used to quantify the response to loading of histologically intact human knee cartilage. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval and written informed consent were obtained. Twenty macroscopically intact cartilage-bone samples were obtained from the central lateral femoral condyles in 11 patients undergoing total knee replacement. A clinical 3.0-T MR imaging system was used to generate T1, T1ρ, T2, and T2* maps with inversion recovery, spin-lock multiple gradient-echo, multiple spin-echo, and multiple gradient-echo sequences...
August 26, 2016: Radiology
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