Musculoskeletal Imaging





​UC San Diego Musculoskeletal (MSK) offers leading-edge imaging of the spine and joints. MRI and CT scanning provides detailed anatomy of structures to detect and evaluate diseases of the central nervous system. Advanced imaging techniques provide additional insight into physiology, chemistry, physical structure, and function.

​​UC San Diego MSK Radiology offers all diagnostic imaging modalities, including Conventional Radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, Ultrasound, Bone densitometry, and Arthography. A full range of therapeutic and interventional procedures, including steroid and orthobiologic injections and both bone and soft tissue biopsy are available.

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MSK Radiologists

MSK News: Radiology Side Trip

Features Srihari Sampath, MD PhD, and Srinath Sampath, MD PhD

​Does the human genome contain more information than we think? Radiologists don't often consider such basic science questions. But in their dual roles as Musculoskeletal Radiologists at UC San Diego and Musculoskeletal Biology Lab heads at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF), Srihari Sampath, MD PhD, and Srinath Sampath, MD PhD, ask questions like this routinely. In fact, it was this question that put them on the path to discovering a new gene required for skeletal muscle formation (Zhang et al., Nat Commun. 2017 Jun 1;8:15664). > Read more