«Imagen de resonancia magnética de alta resolución de contraste aumentado de los injertos de cartílago autotrasplantados de la articulación de rodilla.»
Christina M. Planka, Klaus Kubina, Michael Webera, Stefan Marlovitsb and Siegfried Trattniga, ,
aDepartment of Radiology, Medical University of Vienna, A-1190 Vienna, Austria bDepartment of Traumatology, Medical University of Vienna, A-1190 Vienna, Austria
Over the past decade, a number of interventions for durable cartilage repair have emerged. Magnetic resonance (MR) tomography is an excellent noninvasive method for monitoring cartilage repair tissues throughout the postsurgical period. However, evaluating cartilage morphology after matrix-based autologous cartilage implantation (ACI) with MR imaging (MRI) still remains a challenge. In this study, we combined a high-resolution cartilage-sensitive fast-spin echo (FSE) sequence with intravenous application of a contrast agent for enhancing synovial fluid. Two independent musculoskeletal radiologists interpreted the pictures for the thickness, length and surface of the cartilage implants. A multivariate two-way analysis of variance with two repeated measures was performed and showed that evaluation of cartilage implant morphology was significantly improved after the application of gadodiamide on proton density FSE images. Contrast-enhanced MRI of articular cartilages is a promising technique in the postoperative follow-up of patients after ACI.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Volume 23, Issue 6 , July 2005, Pages 739-744.