Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Magic Angle Phenomenon









Illustrations









Tags: Magic angle effect, magic angle phenomenon, tendon, hyaline cartilage, fibrous cartilage, degeneration, tendinitis, partial tear

Sources:
Li and Mirowitz. Manifestation of magic angle phenomenon: comparative study on effects of varying echo time and tendon orientation among various MR sequences. Magnetic resonance imaging (2003) vol. 21 (7) pp. 741-4.

Erickson et al. The "magic angle" effect: background physics and clinical relevance. Radiology (1993) vol. 188 (1) pp. 23-5.

Mengiardi et al. Magic angle effect in MR imaging of ankle tendons: influence of foot positioning on prevalence and site in asymptomatic subjects and cadaveric tendons. Eur Radiol (2006) vol. 16 (10) pp. 2197-2206.


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:16:00 PM

    Great article! Finally made me understand the phenomenon! Thanks :-)

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