Normal and degenerating articular cartilage: In vitro correlation of MR imaging and histologic findings

N. L. Monson, V. M. Haughton, J. M. Modl, L. A. Sether, K. C. Ho

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Abstract

Histologic correlation of the different magnetic resonance (MR) appearances of articular cartilage has not been studied extensively. Therefore, the authors correlated thin (high‐resolution) MR sections of articular cartilage with histologic sections. Human cadaver lumbar facet joints were imaged with a 1‐mm section thickness and a 4‐cm field of view, then sectioned and stained for histologic comparison. MR imaging patterns were identified that correlated with normal cartilage and three histologically different patterns of degeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

Keywords

  • Cartilage, MR, 334.1214
  • Comparative studies
  • High‐resolution imaging
  • Joints, MR, 334.1214
  • Spine, MR.334.1214

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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