Curr Radiol Rep (2018) 6:27 https://doi.org/10.1007/s40134-018-0287-3 MUSCULOSKELETAL I MAGING (J FRITZ, SECTION E DITOR) 3D MRI in Musculoskeletal Imaging: Current and Future Applications 1 1 Faysal Altahawi Naveen Subhas Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Keywords 3D MRI Musculoskeletal Technique MPR Purpose of Review This article addresses current clinical Isotropic resolution applications, recent literature, and potential future appli- cations of 3-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (3D MRI) for musculoskeletal (MSK) applications. Introduction Recent Findings The main advantage of 3D MRI over standard 2-dimensional MRI is its ability to reduce partial The cornerstone of musculoskeletal (MSK) magnetic res- volume averaging artifacts and create multiplanar recon- onance imaging (MRI) is the multiplanar 2D acquisition; struction (MPRs) in any plane with any slice thickness however, as innovations in imaging have led to the intro- from a single high-resolution isotropic acquisition. 3D MRI duction of new technologies, 3D MRI sequences have been acquisitions are particularly useful for the evaluation of increasingly incorporated into clinical MSK protocols. articular cartilage, which is prone to volume averaging These advancements have resulted in the ability to acquire artifacts, and for the assessment of longitudinally coursing high-resolution isotropic images with reasonable acquisi-
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Published: Jun 2, 2018
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