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Ganz lesion with labral tear

Case Study
Connell, David, M.D. Imaging @ Olympic Park • Australia

Patient history

31-year-old AFL footballer with large Ganz lesion in the right hip.

MR examination

Achieva 3.0T X-series is used with SENSE Torso XL coil.

PDW with TE 30, TR 3200, DRIVE to allow a lower TR while maintaining bright fluid signal, FOV 150 mm, slice thickness 2.5 mm with 0.5 mm gap, 3 NSA, voxel size of 0.4 x 0.5 x 2.5 mm, scan time 5:12 minutes.

Images taken with patient in the supine position with internal rotation to better visualize the hip abductor group.


Coronal PD hip imaging at 3.0T shows the pathology in exquisite detail.


Large Ganz lesion with extensive labrar tearing.
The patient was treated by a hip scope performed at the end of the season with resurfacing and osteotomy.

Clinical impact of using Achieva 3.0T in sports medicine

Our MSK images show far more detail than comparable images taken on 1.5T. The higher signal at 3.0T allows us to image with much thinner slices and higher resolution with no compromise on scanning speed. Our surgeons also tell us that we are much more accurate than 1.5T at finding and describing small labral tears in the hip joint.

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Case Study
Achieva 3.0T, Achieva 3.0T X-series
Ganz lesion, Labral lesion, Musculoskeletal, SENSE Torso XL coil

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