Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a well-established imaging modality which is used in all districts of the musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve systems. More recently, initial studies have applied multiparametric MRI to evaluate quantitatively different aspects of musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve diseases, thus providing not only images but also numbers and clinical data. Besides 1H and 31P magnetic resonance spectroscopy, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and blood oxygenation level-dependent imaging, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a relatively new MRI-based technique relying on principles of DWI, which has traditionally been used mainly for evaluating the central nervous system to track fibre course. In the musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve systems, DTI has been mostly used in experimental settings, with still few indications in clinical practice. In this review, we describe the potential use of DTI to evaluate different musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve conditions, emphasising the translational aspects of this technique from the experimental to the clinical setting.
Diffusion tensor imaging in the musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve systems : from experimental to clinical applications / V. Chianca, D. Albano, C. Messina, C.M. Cinnante, F.M. Triulzi, F. Sardanelli, L.M. Sconfienza. - In: EUROPEAN RADIOLOGY EXPERIMENTAL. - ISSN 2509-9280. - 1:1(2017), pp. 12.1-12.8.
|Titolo:||Diffusion tensor imaging in the musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve systems : from experimental to clinical applications|
SCONFIENZA, LUCA MARIA (Ultimo) (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Diffusion tensor imaging; Magnetic resonance imaging; Muscle; Tendon; Tractography|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41747-017-0018-1|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|