Principal component analysis-T1ρ voxel based relaxometry of the articular cartilage: A comparison of biochemical patterns in osteoarthritis and anterior cruciate ligament subjects
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Bone and Bones
This study is the first example of T1ρ local/regional pattern analysis and data-driven feature extraction in knees with cartilage degeneration. Our results revealed similarities and differences between OA and ACL relaxation patterns that could be potentially useful to better understand the pathogenesis of post-traumatic cartilage degeneration and the identification of imaging biomarkers for the early stratification of subjects at risk for developing post-traumatic OA.