Table 4

Mean±SD dGEMRIC index (ms)

Cohort (n=54)
Region of interestChangeWeight loss (n=41)Weight gain/no change (n=13)
Medial tibial23±125.725±128−4±123
Medial femoral2±123.03±138−5±60
Medial dGEMRIC index13±10617±113−3±78
Medial dGEMRIC index (BMI corrected)3±1034±110−21±65
Lateral tibial23±13524±13819±128
Lateral femoral23±10729±114−2±89
Lateral dGEMRIC index23±10727±1148±83
Lateral dGEMRIC index (BMI corrected)11±10612±1132±82
  • BMI, body mass index; dGEMRIC, delayed gadolinium-enhanced MRI of cartilage.