Section IV: Macromolecular Imaging of Cartilage

Xiaojuan Li; Majumdar, Sharmila
February 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2009 Supplement 1, Vol. 91-A Issue S1, p43
Academic Journal
The article discusses the macromolecular imaging of cartilage. The degeneration of hyaline articular cartilage is directly related to the macromolecular status so it is important for imaging techniques to be developed to detect these changes as well as further biochemical changes before the integrity of the tissue is compromised. Delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging and sodium magnetic resonance imaging can detect these changes.


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