T2 Values of Posterior Horns of Knee Menisci in Asymptomatic Subjects

Shih Wei Chiang, Ping Huei Tsai, Yue Cune Chang, Chao Ying Wang, Hsiao Wen Chung, Herng Sheng Lee, Ming Chung Chou, Yi Chih Hsu, Guo Shu Huang

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Purpose: The magnetic resonance (MR) T2 value of cartilage is a reliable indicator of tissue properties and therefore may be used as an objective diagnostic tool in early meniscal degeneration. The purpose of this study was to investigate age, gender, location, and zonal differences in MR T2 value of the posterior horns of knee menisci in asymptomatic subjects. Methods: Sixty asymptomatic volunteers (30 men and 30 women) were enrolled and divided into three different age groups: 20-34, 35-49 and 50-70 years. The inclusion criteria were BMI2 , normalized Western Ontario and McMaster Universities (WOMAC) pain score of zero, and no evidence of meniscal and ligamentous abnormalities on routine knee MR imaging. The T2 values were measured on images acquired with a T2-weighted fat-suppressed turbo spin-echo sequence at 3T. Results: The mean T2 values in both medial and lateral menisci for the 20-34, 35-49, and 50-70 age groups were 9.94 msec±0.94, 10.73 msec±1.55, and 12.36 msec±2.27, respectively, for women and 9.17 msec±0.74, 9.64 msec±0.67, and 10.95 msec±1.33, respectively, for men. The T2 values were significantly higher in the 50-70 age group than the 20-34 age group (P

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere59769
JournalPLoS One
Volume8
Issue number3
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Publication statusPublished - Mar 28 2013

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Chiang, S. W., Tsai, P. H., Chang, Y. C., Wang, C. Y., Chung, H. W., Lee, H. S., ... Huang, G. S. (2013). T2 Values of Posterior Horns of Knee Menisci in Asymptomatic Subjects. PLoS One, 8(3), [e59769]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0059769

T2 Values of Posterior Horns of Knee Menisci in Asymptomatic Subjects. / Chiang, Shih Wei; Tsai, Ping Huei; Chang, Yue Cune; Wang, Chao Ying; Chung, Hsiao Wen; Lee, Herng Sheng; Chou, Ming Chung; Hsu, Yi Chih; Huang, Guo Shu.

In: PLoS One, Vol. 8, No. 3, e59769, 28.03.2013.

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Chiang, SW, Tsai, PH, Chang, YC, Wang, CY, Chung, HW, Lee, HS, Chou, MC, Hsu, YC & Huang, GS 2013, 'T2 Values of Posterior Horns of Knee Menisci in Asymptomatic Subjects', PLoS One, vol. 8, no. 3, e59769. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0059769
Chiang SW, Tsai PH, Chang YC, Wang CY, Chung HW, Lee HS et al. T2 Values of Posterior Horns of Knee Menisci in Asymptomatic Subjects. PLoS One. 2013 Mar 28;8(3). e59769. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0059769
Chiang, Shih Wei ; Tsai, Ping Huei ; Chang, Yue Cune ; Wang, Chao Ying ; Chung, Hsiao Wen ; Lee, Herng Sheng ; Chou, Ming Chung ; Hsu, Yi Chih ; Huang, Guo Shu. / T2 Values of Posterior Horns of Knee Menisci in Asymptomatic Subjects. In: PLoS One. 2013 ; Vol. 8, No. 3.
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