Stanford Research Shows PET-MRI can Detect Osteoarthritis Earlier

May 3, 2018

Feliks Koga, PhD, et al, used F-18 NaF-PET/MRI and found that people with unilateral anterior cruciate ligament injuries had significantly increased tracer uptake in their subchondral bone, compared with their uninjured contralateral knees. The findings in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage suggest that elevated metabolic bone activity may be a vital marker of early osteoarthritis and disease progression, researchers said.

Their research was highlighted in Orthopedics This Week.