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Musculoskeletal Imaging

The UC San Diego Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging Division offers leading-edge imaging of the spine and joints. Radiography, ultrasound, MRI and CT scanning provide detailed anatomy of structures to detect and evaluate diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Advanced imaging techniques provide additional insight into physiology, chemistry, physical structure, and function. The division is led by world-class faculty who are experienced in all aspects of MSK disease.

Division Faculty

Chang, Eric MDClinical Professor Musculoskeletal Imaginge8chang@ucsd.edu
Chung, Christine MDProfessor in Residence Musculoskeletal Imagingcbchung@ucsd.edu
Fliszar, Evelyne MDHS Clinical Professor Musculoskeletal Imagingefliszar@ucsd.edu
Gentili, Amilcare MDHS Clinical Professor Musculoskeletal Imagingagentili@ucsd.edu
Huang, Brady MDHS Assistant Clinical Professor Musculoskeletal Imagingb4huang@ucsd.edu
Hughes, Tudor MDHS Clinical Professor Musculoskeletal Imagingthughes@ucsd.edu
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Pathria, Mini MDHS Clinical Professor and Division Chief Musculoskeletal Imagingmpathria@ucsd.edu
Resnick, Donald MDHS Clinical Professor Musculoskeletal Imagingdresnick@ucsd.edu
Sampath, Srihari MDHS Assistant Clinical Professor Musculoskeletal Imagingsrsampath@ucsd.edu
Sampath, Srinath MDHS Assistant Clinical Professor Musculoskeletal Imagings1sampath@ucsd.edu
Smitaman, Edward MDHS Associate Clinical Professor Musculoskeletal Imagingesmitaman@ucsd.edu


Musculoskeletal Imaging & Interventional Services

MSK MRI

MSK MRI

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MSK Radiography

MSK Radiography

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MSK Ultrasound

MSK Ultrasound

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MSK Special Procedures

MSK Special Procedures

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MSK Dexa

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News & Upcoming Events

10/23/2020 - 10/25/2020

Join Dr. Resnick and the UCSD MSK team for an "Internal Derangments of Joints" live online webinar. Register at Educational Symposia.
9/18/2020

Dr. Wilson Lin, another former fellow from 2018-2019 delivers an excellent lecture on post-operative spine imaging! Thank you Dr. Lin!
8/27/2020

Dr. Eric Bultman deliverse a fantastic lecture on the physics of fat-suppression techniques on MRI. 
8/26/2020

Dr. Wilbur Wang lectures the UCSD MSK staff, fellows, and residents on the utility of chemical shift MR imaging in MSK applications! Another excellent guest lecture!

Recent Publications


Volumetric imaging of myelin in vivo using 3D inversion recovery-prepared ultrashort echo time cones magnetic resonance imaging. NMR Biomed. 2020 Jul 20; e4326. Ma YJ, Searleman AC, Jang H, Fan SJ, Wong J, Xue Y, Cai Z, Chang EY, Corey-Bloom J, Du J. PMID: 32691472.

Fast quantitative three-dimensional ultrashort echo time (UTE) Cones magnetic resonance imaging of major tissues in the knee joint using extended sprial sampling. NMR Biomed. 2020 Jul 15; e4376. Wan L, Ma Y, Yang J, Jerban S, Searleman AC, Carl M, Le N, Chang EY, Tang G, Du J. PMID: 32667115

Ultrashort echo time quantitative susceptibility mapping (UTE-QSM) for detection of hemosiderin deposition in hemophilic arthropathy: A feasibility study. Magn Reson Med. 2020 Jul 14. Jang H, von Drygalski A, Wong J, Zhou JY, Aguero P, Lu X, Cheng X, Ball ST, Ma Y, Chang EY, Du J. PMID: 32662904

Distal insertional anatomy of the triceps brachii muscle: MRI assessment in cadaveric specimens employing histologic correlation and Play-doh® models of the anatomic findings. Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Jul; 49(7):1057-1067. Negrão JR, Mogami R, Ramirez Ruiz FA, Wagner FV, Haghighi P, Ward SR, Resnick DL. PMID: 31993688

High-Resolution MRI of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint: Gross Anatomy and Injury Characterization. Radiographics. 2020 Jul-Aug; 40(4):1107-1124. Hallinan JTPD, Statum SM, Huang BK, Bezerra HG, Garcia DAL, Bydder GM, Chung CB. PMID: 32412828

MR imaging pattern of tibial subchondral bone structure: considerations of meniscal coverage and integrity. Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Jun 26. Ariyachaipanich A, Kaya E, Statum S, Biswas R, Tran B, Bae WC, Chung CB. PMID: 32591855

Posttraumatic subarachnoid fat embolism: Case presentation and literature review. Clin Imaging. 2020 Jun 20; 68:121-123. Chaturvedi R, Williams A, Farid N, Retson T, Smitaman E. PMID: 32592972

Mallet hallux injury: A case report and literature review. Clin Imaging. 2020 Jun; 62:33-36. Biondetti P, Dalstrom DJ, Ilfeld B, Smitaman E. PMID: 32044577
   
Shoulder Tumor/Tumor-Like Lesions: What to Look for. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2020 May; 28(2):301-316. Hallinan JTPD, Huang BK. PMID: 32241665.

Manubrial pseudolesion: a secondary sign of thoracic outlet syndrome. Clin Imaging. 2020 May 16; 66:98-100. Shroads MR, Weihe E, Smitaman E. PMID: 32464509
   
Tears in the distal superficial medial collateral ligament: the wave sign and other associated MRI findings. Skeletal Radiol. 2020 May; 49(5):747-756. Boutin RD, Fritz RC, Walker REA, Pathria MN, Marder RA, Yao L. PMID: 31820044

Osteochondroma of the temporal styloid process: a common disease in a rare but vulnerable location. Clin Imaging. 2020 Apr 19; 65:5-7. Chaturvedi R, Lin GY, Wang W, Smitaman E. PMID: 32344289

Pectoralis major tendon and enthesis: anatomic, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasonographic, and histologic investigation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Mar 10. Huang BK, Wong JH, Haghighi P, Wan L, Du J, Chang EY. PMID: 32169467

Accessory anterolateral talar facet associated with tarsal coalition: prevalence and cross-sectional characterization. Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Mar; 49(3):417-424. Alqahtani E, Fliszar E, Resnick DL, Huang BK. PMID: 31402414.

Radiographic/MR Imaging Correlation of the Shoulder. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2019 Nov; 27(4):575-585. Goes PCK, Pathria MN. PMID: 31575394

Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Staging, and Imaging Findings. Radiographics. 2019 Sep-Oct; 39(5):1437-1460. Flores DV, Mejía Gómez C, Fernández Hernando M, Davis MA, Pathria MN. PMID: 31498747.
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Standard and Advanced Imaging of Hip Osteoarthritis. What the Radiologist Should Know. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2019 Jun; 23(3):289-303. Huang BK, Tan W, Scherer KF, Rennie W, Chung CB, Bancroft LW. PMID: 31163503

Development and Reliability of the Joint Tissue Activity and Damage Examination for Quantitation of Structural Abnormalities by Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Hemophilic Joints. J Ultrasound Med. 2019 Jun; 38(6):1569-1581. Volland LM, Zhou JY, Barnes RFW, Kruse-Jarres R, Steiner B, Quon DV, Bailey C, Hughes TH, Moore RE, Chang EY, von Drygalski A. PMID: 30371941

Pes Anserinus: Anatomy and Pathology of Native and Harvested Tendons. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 11; 213(5):1107-1116. Curtis BR, Huang BK, Pathria MN, Resnick DL, Smitaman E. PMID: 31361527