Biophysics and Biochemistry of Cartilage by NMR and MRI
CHAPTER 23: Challenges for the Early Detection of Degenerative Cartilage Changes Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging In vivo in Humans
Published:09 Nov 2016
In this chapter we review magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for the assessment of cartilage morphology and cartilage biochemistry in vivo in human subjects. Methods for lesion identification, volume and thickness changes, and biochemical changes associated with cartilage degeneration and injury are discussed. The advances and challenges in MRI in this realm are vast, and a concise summary is presented.