Book 2011

Cartilage Imaging

Significance, Techniques, and New Developments


ISBN: 978-1-4419-8437-1 (Print) 978-1-4419-8438-8 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-10

    Anatomy and Histology of Cartilage

  3. Chapter

    Pages 11-18

    Clinical Aspects: A Rheumatologist’s Perspective

  4. Chapter

    Pages 19-26

    Clinical Aspects: An Orthopedic Surgeon’s Perspective

  5. Chapter

    Pages 27-36

    Conventional Radiography as an Indirect Measure for Cartilage Pathology

  6. Chapter

    Pages 37-48

    Value of CT Arthrography in the Assessment of Cartilage Pathology

  7. Chapter

    Pages 49-66

    MRI of Cartilage: Standard Techniques

  8. Chapter

    Pages 67-91

    MRI of Cartilage: Pathological Findings

  9. Chapter

    Pages 93-102

    Scoring Systems to Semiquantitatively Grade Cartilage Pathology with MRI

  10. Chapter

    Pages 103-116

    Atlas: Cartilage Abnormalities and Scores

  11. Chapter

    Pages 117-126

    Cartilage Segmentation

  12. Chapter

    Pages 127-144

    Quantitative MR Imaging of Cartilage Morphology in Osteoarthritis

  13. Chapter

    Pages 145-158

    MR T2 Relaxation Time Measurements for Cartilage and Menisci

  14. Chapter

    Pages 159-169

    MR T Relaxation Time Quantification in Cartilage

  15. Chapter

    Pages 171-183

    Cartilage Matrix Assessment Using dGEMRIC

  16. Chapter

    Pages 185-204

    Imaging of Cartilage Repair

  17. Chapter

    Pages 205-211

    Cartilage as a Biomarker

  18. Chapter

    Pages 213-227

    Frontiers in Molecular Imaging of Cartilage: Future Developments

  19. Chapter

    Pages 229-238

    Future Perspective and Significance of Cartilage Imaging and Quantification

  20. Back Matter

    Pages 239-245