MR-images of the fingers of twenty healthy volunteers were obtained at a 1,5-T whole-body system with a high resolution coil. Additionally, the fingers of two formalin-fixed anatomical specimen were imaged, frozen and then subsequently sectioned for anatomic correlation. Measurements were recorded with a slice thickness of 2 mm. A 256 x 256 matrix and a 2,5 cm field of view (FOV) were used resulting in a pixel size of 0,01 mm2. Based on the excellent depiction of anatomic detail and contrast resolution high resolution MRI of the fingers enabled identification of osseous and cartilaginous structures, as well as delineation of tendons, ligaments blood-vessels and dermal layers.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Anatomy of the fingers in MR imaging using a high resolution surface coil
|Number of pages
|Published - Dec 1 1994
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging