T1ρ/T2 mapping and histopathology of degenerative cartilage in advanced knee osteoarthritis
Benjamin S Kester, Ran Schwarzkopf, Division of Adult Reconstruction, Department of Orthopaedics, NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY 10003, United States
Philip M Carpenter, Department of Pathology, University of California Irvine, Orange, CA 92868, United States
Hon J Yu, Taiki Nozaki, Yasuhito Kaneko, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California Irvine, Orange, CA 92868, United States
Author contributions: All authors participated in the interpretation of data, revision and final approval of the manuscript; Kester BS interpreted the data, drafted and completed the manuscript; Carpenter PM additionally carried out the histologic analysis; Yu HJ, Nozaki T, Kaneko Y and Yoshioka H equally participated in the study design, radiographic interpretation, and statistical analysis; Yoshioka H and Schwarzkopf R were the principle investigators, lead of study conception and guided manuscript completion.
Supported by The National Center for Research Resources and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, No. UL1 TR000153. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.
Institutional review board statement: The study protocol was approved by the University of California Irvine institutional review board.
Informed consent statement: All subjects provided written informed consent before any study-related procedures were performed.
Conflict-of-interest statement: To the best of our knowledge, no conflict of interest exists.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Benjamin S Kester, MD, Division of Adult Reconstruction, Department of Orthopaedics, NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003, United States. email@example.com
Received: October 10, 2016
Peer-review started: October 11, 2016
First decision: November 30, 2016
Revised: December 13, 2016
Accepted: January 2, 2017
Article in press: January 3, 2017
Published online: April 18, 2017