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Abstract #1430


Jutta Ellermann 1 , Mikko Nissi 2,3 , Dingxing Wang 4,5 , Sebastian Schmitter 6 , Peter Kollasch 4 , and Pierre-Francois Van De Moortele 6

1 Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, MN, United States, 3 CMRR, MN, United States, 4 Siemens Medical Solutions, MN, United States, 5 University of Minnesota, MN, United States, 6 CMRR, University of Minnesota, MN, United States

Recent availability of arthroscopic treatment options for young patients with femoroacetabular impingement has increased the importance of high-resolution hip MRI as a diagnostic tool. If left untreated, this condition can lead to premature osteoarthritis. Due to SNR gains, imaging the hip joints at 7 Tesla is expected to improve diagnostic precision by accurately assessing the state of the thin (1-2 mm) acetabular cartilage,. 7T data obtained with multichannel transmit RF and transmit B1 shim methods suggests that non-enhanced bilateral hip MRI at ultrahigh fields provide the necessary gains in contrast and resolution for accurate diagnostic evaluation of the acetabular cartilage.

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