MRI of the Post‐Operative Meniscus and ACL Graft

Rolf W. Huegli1, Phillip F.J. Tirman2, Margie Garbarino3

1 Osteoporosis and Arthritis Research Group, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 2 National Orthopaedic Imaging Associates, Greenbrae, California, 3 California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Unit Number:  Unit A23.2
DOI:  10.1002/0471142719.mia2302s10
Online Posting Date:  November, 2003
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Table of Contents

  • Commentary
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
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Basic Protocol 1:

  • Normal saline (0.9% NaCl), sterile
  • Paramagnetic contrast agent: gadopentate dimeglumine
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Literature Cited

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