MRT DES KNIEGELENKS: ERSTE ERGEBNISSE EINES VERGLEICHS VON 0,2-T-SPEZIALSYSTEM MIT 1,5-T-HOCHFELDMAGNET

Translated title of the contribution: MRI of knee joint: First results of a comparison of a 0.2 T dedicated system with a 1.5 T high field strength magnet

B. Kersting-Sommerhoff, P. Gerhardt, W. Golder, N. Hof, K. A. Riel, H. Helmberger, M. Lenz, K. Lehner

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

38 Scopus citations

Abstract

Purpose: Diagnostic accuracy and image quality of a specialised system for MR examinations of peripheral joints were evaluated. Material and Methods: 20 patients with acute or chronic injuries of the knee were examined using a low-field MR system (0.2 T). For comparison, all patients were also studied with a 1.5 T high field strength magnet and all diagnoses were correlated with arthroscopic findings. Results: We found compatible diagnostic accuracies (cruciate ligaments 90%, menisci 75-90%) and good image quality ratings for the low field system ('good' and 'excellent' image quality in 83% of cases). Conclusion: The low-field MR-system offers low-cost MR examinations of peripheral joints with good image quality and reliable diagnostic information.

Translated title of the contributionMRI of knee joint: First results of a comparison of a 0.2 T dedicated system with a 1.5 T high field strength magnet
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)390-395
Number of pages6
JournalRoFo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Neuen Bildgebenden Verfahren
Volume162
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'MRI of knee joint: First results of a comparison of a 0.2 T dedicated system with a 1.5 T high field strength magnet'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this