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3T MRI improves diagnosis, management of knee osteoarthritis

January 30, 2008 3T MRI improves diagnosis, management of knee osteoarthritis H. A. Abella -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An exam that combines 3T MR imaging with clinical assessment could speed up the management of patients with suspected degenerative arthritis of the knee. Disease biomarkers could be identified in half the time than is currently possible or less, according to researchers. Osteoarthritis affects at least 16 million patients in the U.S. annually, with the knee being the most commonly involved joint. Standard radiography and 1.5T MRI are the most common imaging studies performed to evaluate cartilage changes that characterize the condition, which may require up to two years from its genesis to diagnose with these techniques.

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