Volume 21, Issue 1 (Suppl 2012)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2012, 21(1): 332-342 | Back to browse issues page

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Rahmani N, Mohseni Bandpei M A, Nodehi A. Eligibility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technique in Determining Articular Cartilage Lesions in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis A Systematic Review of the Literature. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2012; 21 (1) :332-342
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-981-en.html
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Background and purpose: Osteoarthritis is a common degenerative joint disease affecting the synovial joints. Cartilage lesion is an important disorder at different degrees associated with osteoarthritis. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a valid and reliable tool to detect the articular cartilage lesions in patients with knee osteoarthritis. Materials and methods: A literature search was done in PubMed, Scopus, Elsevier, Ovid, CINAHL, Science Direct, ProQuest, Thompson, EMBASE and Medline databases for the period of 2000-2011. In this search the keywords were Osteoarthritis, MRI, cartilage lesions, imaging techniques. Results: We found 150 papers of which 20 papers fitted the criteria for this study. There was a wide variation among studies in terms of methodology, main outcome measures, sample size, imaging parameters, etc. Conclusion: The results indicated that there is enough evidence to support the merit of MRI in the assessment of articular cartilage lesions in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
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