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Cartilage Imaging

Significance, Techniques, and New Developments

  • Thomas M. Link

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Andrew Horvai
    Pages 1-10
  3. Sunny Cheung, C. Benjamin Ma
    Pages 19-26
  4. Daichi Hayashi, Jeffrey Duryea, Frank W. Roemer, Ali Guermazi
    Pages 27-36
  5. Patrick Omoumi, Bruno C. Vande Berg, Frédéric E. Lecouvet
    Pages 37-48
  6. Thomas M. Link
    Pages 49-66
  7. Thomas M. Link
    Pages 67-91
  8. Hans Liebl, Thomas M. Link
    Pages 103-116
  9. Julio Carballido-Gamio, Thomas M. Link
    Pages 117-126
  10. Felix Eckstein, Martin Hudelmaier, Wolfgang Wirth
    Pages 127-144
  11. Thomas Baum, Thomas M. Link, Bernard J. Dardzinski
    Pages 145-158
  12. Martha L. Gray, Deborah Burstein
    Pages 171-183
  13. Goetz H. Welsch, Stephan Domayer, Vladimir Juras, Tallal C. Mamisch, Siegfried Trattnig
    Pages 185-204
  14. Thomas M. Link
    Pages 205-211
  15. Ravinder Reddy, Arijitt Borthakur, Walter R. T. Witschey, J. Bruce Kneeland
    Pages 213-227
  16. Thomas M. Link, Sharmila Majumdar
    Pages 229-238
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 239-245

About this book


This authoritative book provides state-of-the-art practices and new developments in the imaging of cartilage, associated pathologies, and repair procedures. With a main focus on MRI, major advances in cartilage imaging are put into clinical context relevant for radiologists, rheumatologists, and orthopedic surgeons. International experts provide their insights on cartilage pathologies associated with such conditions as osteoarthritis, osteochondral trauma, and cartilage repair. Morphological MRI techniques are outlined, including new sequences and high field imaging. Molecular imaging techniques able to characterize the biochemical composition of the cartilage matrix are discussed, such as T2 relaxation time, T1rho, and dGEMRIC methods.

The first book of its kind, Cartilage Imaging: Significance, Techniques, and New Developments encompasses the full scope of knowledge in this rapidly evolving field. Identifying key techniques for characterizing disease processes as well as objectively and quantitatively evaluating the results of therapy, this outstanding resource is of benefit to all physicians interested in assessing cartilage disease and repair.


Cartilage Cartilage Repair Imaging Joint MRI Magnetice Resonance Imaging Orthopedic surgery Osteoarthritis Osteochondritis dissecans Radiology Rheumatology Trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas M. Link
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. RadiologyUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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