Figure 5.

Mobile MRI of the knees. Femoral condyle (1), tibial head (2), patella (3), retropetallar cartilage layer (4), ventral femoral cartilage layer (5), dorsal femoral cartilage layer (6), tibial cartilage layer (7), medial meniscus (8), lateral meniscus (9), patellar tendon (10). A: female, 45-years-old, stage 44, 3,021 km (fused colored T2* GRE map: syngo™ MapIt fusion technique, A1: medial femorotibial joint sagittal, A2: lateral femorotibila joint sagittal, A3: femoropatellar joint transversal). B: male, 25-years-old, before start of TEFR09 Cartilage layer segmentation (T2* GRE map: syngo™ MapIt). C: male, 43-years-old, stage 40, 2,738 km (PDw TSE fs, C1: sagittal, C2: coronal, C3: transversal): Severe arthrosis of the patellofemoral joint with retropatellar cartilage defects (4, 5) and wide subchondral bone edema of the patella (3), intrachondral signal alterations of the femoral (6) and tibial (7) cartilage layers. D: male, 26-years-old, stage 40, 2,738 km (PDw TSE fs coronal): Nondescript cartilage layers of femorotibial joint.

Schütz et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:78   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-78
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