International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
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International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

2023, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A

Comparison of 3D water selective excitation sequences versus conventional 2D fat suppressed sequences of MRI in evaluation of knee cartilage
Author(s)
Dr. Mohanapriya A, Dr. Armel Arputha Sivarajan, Dr. Raju and Dr. Col Sudhir Sachar
Abstract
Background: To determine any difference between the efficacy of water excitation sequence in comparison with fat suppression sequence in evaluating knee cartilage.
Materials and Methods: This prospective study was conducted for a period of two years from January 2021 to June 2022 in Department of Radiodiagnosis, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Pondicherry.
Results: In this prospective study carried out on 40 persons who came for MRI knee, the inter-observer agreement for cartilage visibility was same and found to be better in both the sequences.
The inter-observer agreement for cartilage pathology was found to be same for MFC, LFC and MTP in both the sequences. However, the inter-observer agreement for cartilage pathology over Patella, Trochlea and LTP was found to be better in 3D water excitation sequence than 2D fat suppression sequence.
Conclusion: We observe a significant improvement in the inter-observer agreement when evaluating knee cartilage using 3D-WATS sequences than using conventional 2D PD SE sequences.
Pages: 25-30 | Views: 21 | Downloads: 11
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mohanapriya A, Dr. Armel Arputha Sivarajan, Dr. Raju, Dr. Col Sudhir Sachar. Comparison of 3D water selective excitation sequences versus conventional 2D fat suppressed sequences of MRI in evaluation of knee cartilage. Int J Radiol Diagn Imaging 2023;6(1):25-30. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2023.v6.i1a.301
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