Functional joint imaging using 256-MDCT: Technical feasibility

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Jun;192(6):W295-9. doi: 10.2214/AJR.08.1793.


Objective: Musculoskeletal functional imaging should encompass the real-time (dynamic) depiction of joints in motion (kinematic). Our goal was to determine the technical feasibility of performing dynamic-kinematic imaging of the knee and wrist joints using a new technique, 256-MDCT.

Conclusion: Dynamic-kinematic imaging of the wrist and knee using 256-MDCT is feasible to depict anatomic and functional information, warranting further study of diagnostic efficacy, and could augment the current repertoire of joint dysfunction diagnostic testing.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arthrography / methods*
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement / methods*
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*