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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Quantitative Measurement of Joint pH with Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Principal Investigator:

Eric Y Chang

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: February 2018 - January 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $218,931
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The diagnosis of osteoarthritis (OA) is based on clinical, laboratory, and imaging findings. Although diagnostic imaging is widely practiced, observations gained through diagnostic imaging do not necessarily reflect the patient’s experience of pain, which is the most important presenting feature in the clinical syndrome of OA. In fact, studies have estimated that less than 50% of individuals with radiographic knee OA report knee pain. The determinants of pain in OA are not well understood, but m...

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