3T MR Imaging of the Pediatric Cartilage Using 3D Dual Echo Steady State (DESS)

The article discusses technical considerations and various clinical applications of the DESS sequence. 3D DESS techniques have advantages in assessment of pediatric cartilage pathology including higher SNR, increased cartilage-to-fluid contrast and isotropic resolution, which helps to reduce partial volume effects. 3D DESS techniques are also of essential importance in the pediatric population due to the lack of ionizing radiation. [...]

Musculoskeletal Imaging at 3T with Simultaneous Use of Multipurpose Loop Coils

This paper shows how the simultaneous use of multipurpose loop coils in MRI allows high-resolution musculoskeletal studies with increased contrast and specificity for assessing muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and cartilage. Dr. Ferrer presents a number of different daily patient routine examinations, including specifically evaluation of the carpal bones, the thumb metacarpals, the metacarpals, the distal inter-phalangeal joints, the elbow and ankle. [...]

Achilles Tendon Rupture

A 63 year old male with leg pain after fall. [...]

Haglund’s syndrome

66 yr old woman with right ankle pain. [...]

Posterior ankle impingement syndrome (Os trigonum syndrome)

42 year old woman with right heel pain that started 6-8 months ago. [...]

Tenosynovial Giant-cell Tumor

This 28-year-old woman presented with an approximately 3 year history of slowly-progressive left ankle pain, worse with movement and at the end of the day. After detection of the illustrated mass, surgery was performed with pathologic examination confirming a tenosynovial giant-cell tumor. [...]