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The latest research progress of functional MRI in traumatic cartilage injury of ankle joint
GAO Yiyang  LI Xiangsheng 

Cite this article as: Gao YY, Li XS. The latest research progress of functional MRI in traumatic cartilage injury of ankle joint[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(9): 167-170. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.09.040.

[Abstract] Ankle trauma often causes early injury of articular cartilage. If the articular cartilage injury is not diagnosed early, it may lead to further deterioration of the condition and induce a decrease or impairment of the patient's mobility. At present, it is easy to miss the diagnosis of cartilage injury by conventional MRI scanning, and it is difficult to quantitatively evaluate the degree of cartilage injury. However, functional MRI (fMRI) can reflect the pathophysiological abnormalities of articular cartilage, and it has a high application prospect in early diagnosis and severity grading of ankle cartilage injury. To address this issue, this paper reviews the latest advances in the clinical application of fMRI techniques of ankle cartilage, in order to broaden the application scope of fMRI in early diagnosis and curative effect prediction of ankle cartilage.
[Keywords] ankle joint;articular cartilage;trauma;functional magnetic resonance imaging;T1ρ imaging;diffusion tensor imaging;T1-mapping;delayed gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of cartilage;early diagnosis

GAO Yiyang   LI Xiangsheng*  

Department of Medical Imaging of Air Force Medical Center, People Military Army, Beijing 100142, China

*Li XS, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2022-04-12
Accepted  2022-09-01
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.09.040
Cite this article as: Gao YY, Li XS. The latest research progress of functional MRI in traumatic cartilage injury of ankle joint[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(9): 167-170.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.09.040

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