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Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Print version ISSN 0102-3616
RODRIGUES, Marcelo Bordalo and CAMANHO, Gilberto Luís. MRI evaluation of knee cartilage. Rev. bras. ortop. [online]. 2010, vol.45, n.4, pp.340-346. ISSN 0102-3616. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-36162010000400002.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), through its ability to characterize soft tissue noninvasively, has become an excellent method in the evaluation of cartilage. The development of new and faster methods allowed increased resolution and contrast in the evaluation of chondral structure, with greater diagnostic accuracy. In addition, techniques were developed physiological assessment of cartilage which can detect early changes before the appearance of cracks and erosions. In this updated article will be discussed and demonstrated various techniques for assessing chondral knee by MRI.
Keywords : Knee injuries; Magnetic resonance imaging; Articular cartilage; Knee joint.