Fat-suppressed three-dimensional spoiled gradient-recalled MR imaging: assessment of articular and physeal hyaline cartilage

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1997 Oct;169(4):1117-23. doi: 10.2214/ajr.169.4.9308475.


Fat-suppressed 3D SPGR imaging is a widely available technique that allows accurate evaluation of hyaline cartilage. The use of this sequence is helpful in confirming suggestive findings on standard MR imaging sequences and often allows diagnosis of conditions that otherwise would have gone undetected.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cartilage, Articular / anatomy & histology
  • Cartilage, Articular / pathology*
  • Epiphyses / pathology*
  • Female
  • Growth Plate / pathology
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Knee Joint / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging* / methods
  • Male