AJR Am J Roentgenol 2019 Apr 17:1-10. Epub 2019 Apr 17.
1 Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA.
For many years, MRI of the musculoskeletal system has relied mostly on conventional sequences with qualitative analysis. More recently, using quantitative MRI applications to complement qualitative imaging has gained increasing interest in the MRI community, providing more detailed physiologic or anatomic information. In this article, we review the current state of quantitative MRI, technical and software advances, and the most relevant clinical and research musculoskeletal applications of quantitative MRI.