Table 2

 Coefficients of variation (RMS CV%) for repeated measurements of quantitative knee cartilage morphology parameters for dual acquisitions of the coronal FLASHwe and coronal MPR

tABcABACVCVCtABThCtABThCcAB
cAB, cartilage covered subchondral bone area; VCtAB, volume of cartilage normalised to subchondral bone area; ThCtAB, mean cartilage thickness over total subchondral bone area; for other abbreviations see the footnote to table 1. Precision error of corMPR DESSwe was significantly different from that of cor FLASHwe at *p<0.05; **p<0.01.
Coronal FLASHwe
Medial tibia2.82.72.93.83.03.13.0
Lateral tibia3.13.13.55.73.63.43.5
Central medial femur5.46.35.96.45.65.43.8
Central lateral femur4.34.24.55.34.44.23.8
Coronal MPR DESSwe
Medial tibia2.31.92.33.63.83.73.5
Lateral tibia3.63.43.14.32.52.42.5
Central medial femur2.8*2.9**3.1*6.24.74.94.5
Central lateral femur2.2*2.2*2.4*4.03.73.33.3