Perfusion MRI may predict lateral pillar involvement in Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease

  • July 31, 2014

Perfusion MRI measurements of the total epiphysis and its lateral third can be predictive of lateral pillar involvement in Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease when obtained early on, according to recently published data.

Researchers studied 29 patients who had gadolinium-enhanced perfusion MRI at the initial/early fragmentation stages of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. Mean duration of time from MRI to maximum fragmentation was 8.2 months.

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