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Direct depiction of bone microstructure using MRI with zero echo time


Weiger, Markus; Stampanoni, Marco; Pruessmann, Klaas P (2013). Direct depiction of bone microstructure using MRI with zero echo time. Bone, 54(1):44-47.

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This paper reports a proof of principle of direct depiction of trabecular bone microstructure in vitro by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Such depiction is achieved by (1)H imaging of water embedded in the bone matrix. The fast transverse relaxation of this compartment with T2(⁎) on the order of a few hundreds of microseconds is addressed by a three-dimensional MRI technique with zero echo time (ZTE). ZTE imaging at an isotropic spatial resolution of 56 μm is demonstrated in a trabecular bone specimen extracted from a bovine bone. In the MR images, the trabecular bone structure is clearly depicted and a high level of robustness against off-resonance artefacts is observed. The structural accuracy of the MR data is investigated by comparison with x-ray micro-computed tomography.

Abstract

This paper reports a proof of principle of direct depiction of trabecular bone microstructure in vitro by means of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Such depiction is achieved by (1)H imaging of water embedded in the bone matrix. The fast transverse relaxation of this compartment with T2(⁎) on the order of a few hundreds of microseconds is addressed by a three-dimensional MRI technique with zero echo time (ZTE). ZTE imaging at an isotropic spatial resolution of 56 μm is demonstrated in a trabecular bone specimen extracted from a bovine bone. In the MR images, the trabecular bone structure is clearly depicted and a high level of robustness against off-resonance artefacts is observed. The structural accuracy of the MR data is investigated by comparison with x-ray micro-computed tomography.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Dewey Decimal Classification:170 Ethics
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:23 Oct 2013 07:10
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:03
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1873-2763
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2013.01.027
PubMed ID:23356986

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