University of Wisconsin–Madison

Evaluating the Effect of Foot Strike Biomechanics on MR Imaging of the Knee using a Novel Multi-component T2 Mapping Sequence

The PI of this project is: Richard Kijowski MD

This project is funded by: RSNA

The term of this project is: November 2014 to June 2016

The number of subjects scanned during this project is: 60

Our study seeks to correlate quantitative MRI data obtained using mcDESPOT and T1rho imaging with kinematic and kinetic data from runners in an investigation of the effect of different foot strike patterns on force magnitude and distribution at the articular surfaces of the knee. Our overall goal is to develop a better understanding of the acute and long-term changes that occur within the knee joint in response to running, essential in advancing our understanding of the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis and developing approaches for prevention and treatment.