Clinical and Translational Potential of MRI Evaluation in Knee Osteoarthritis

Daichi Hayashi, Ali Guermazi, C. Kent Kwoh
2013 Current Rheumatology Reports  
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an increasingly important imaging technique in osteoarthritis (OA) research, and is widely used in the ongoing endeavor to understand the pathogenesis of OA and to develop structure and disease-modifying OA drugs. MRI offers semiquantitative, quantitative and compositional evaluation of knee OA, and enables visualization of tissues that are not seen by radiography, including but not limited to cartilage, meniscus, bone marrow lesions, synovitis, and
more » ... scles. It is now recognized that contrast-enhanced MRI enables more accurate evaluation of synovitis than MRI without contrast. Because of its ability to visualize multiple pain-related tissue pathology in three dimensions, MRI is the best modality for imaging of OA. Conflict of Interest: Daichi Hayashi declares that he has no conflict of interest. Compliance with Ethics Guidelines: Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent: This article does not contain any studies with animal subjects performed by any of the authors. With regard to the authors' research cited in this paper, all procedures were followed in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in
doi:10.1007/s11926-013-0391-6 pmid:24318386 pmcid:PMC4555353 fatcat:iyrw4l4fkjhwjanzn4m465dm5u