Matthew Bucknor, MD

Assistant Professor
Chair, Diversity Committee
Co-Director of Focused Ultrasound
Asst. Professor in Residence

Biography

Matthew Bucknor, MD, is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Musculoskeletal Imaging subspecialty section, and he is Chair of the Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Diversity Committee in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2008, Dr. Bucknor received his medical degree from Stanford School of Medicine and he completed a one-year internship at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, 2009. In 2013, Dr. Bucknor completed his four-year residency in Diagnostic Radiology at UCSF, followed by a clinical fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention at Stanford Medical Center, which he completed in 2014. In July 2014, Dr. Bucknor joined the Musculoskeletal Imaging faculty as an Assistant Professor in Residence at UCSF.

Dr. Bucknor’s main research interest is developing new musculoskeletal applications of MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MRgHIFU), including new treatments of bone metastases, desmoid tumors, lower back pain (facet arthropathy), and osteoid osteomas. He is also interested in minimally invasive ultrasound and CT-guided interventions as well as novel techniques for evaluating metabolic bone disease and bone/soft tissue tumors, along with cartilage pathology and sports injuries.

Dr. Bucknor has published 11 reviewed articles, including 6 first author publications.

Expertise:
Musculoskeletal Radiology

Specialty:
MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound and minimally invasive interventions

Professional Interests:
MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound, minimally invasive interventions, cartilage imaging, and musculoskeletal applications of PET/MR

Education and Training:
• Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
• Internship: Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA - Preliminary Internal Medicine
• Residency: University of California, San Francisco
• Fellowship: Stanford University, Stanford, CA – Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention

Education

Residency, 2013 - School of Medicine - Radiology, University of California, San Francisco
M.D., 2008 - , Stanford School of Medicine
B.A., 2003 - , Harvard College

Honors and Awards

Trainee Research Prize, RSNA, 2013
Resident-in-Training Scholarship, Society of Interventional Radiology, 2011

Publications

Varenika V, Lutz AM, Beaulieu CF, Bucknor MD. Detection and prevalence of variant sciatic nerve anatomy in relation to the piriformis muscle on MRI. Skeletal Radiol. 2017 Jun; 46(6):751-757.
Jafri K, Zahed H, Wysham KD, Patterson S, Nolan AL, Bucknor MD, Chaganti RK. Antimalarial myopathy in a systemic lupus erythematosus patient with quadriparesis and seizures: a case-based review. Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Jun; 36(6):1437-1444.
Bucknor MD, Ozhinsky E, Shah R, Krug R, Rieke V. Effect of Sonication Duration and Power on Ablation Depth During MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound of Bone. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Feb 22.
Bucknor MD, Rieke V. MRgFUS for desmoid tumors within the thigh: early clinical experiences. J Ther Ultrasound. 2017; 5:4.
Ozhinsky E, Han M, Bucknor M, Krug R, Rieke V. T2-based temperature monitoring in bone marrow for MR-guided focused ultrasound. J Ther Ultrasound. 2016; 4:26.
Bucknor MD, Stevens KJ, Steinbach LS. Elbow Imaging in Sport: Sports Imaging Series. Radiology. 2016 Jul; 280(1):328.
Temple MJ, Waspe AC, Amaral JG, Napoli A, LeBlang S, Ghanouni P, Bucknor MD, Campbell F, Drake JM. Establishing a clinical service for the treatment of osteoid osteoma using magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound: overview and guidelines. J Ther Ultrasound. 2016; 4:16.
Bucknor MD, Stevens KJ, Steinbach LS. Elbow Imaging in Sport: Sports Imaging Series. Radiology. 2016 Apr; 279(1):12-28.
Savic D, Pedoia V, Seo Y, Yang J, Bucknor M, Franc BL, Majumdar S. Imaging Bone-Cartilage Interactions in Osteoarthritis Using [18F]-NaF PET-MRI. Mol Imaging. 2016 01 01; 15:1-12.
Bucknor MD, Nardo L, Joseph GB, Alizai H, Srikhum W, Nevitt MC, Lynch JA, McCulloch CE, Link TM. Association of cartilage degeneration with four year weight gain--3T MRI data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015 Apr; 23(4):525-31.
Bucknor MD, Rieke V, Seo Y, Horvai AE, Hawkins RA, Majumdar S, Link TM, Saeed M. Bone remodeling after MR imaging-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation: evaluation with MR imaging, CT, Na(18)F-PET, and histopathologic examination in a swine model. Radiology. 2015 Feb; 274(2):387-94.
Bucknor MD, Steinbach LS, Saloner D, Chin CT. Magnetic resonance neurography evaluation of chronic extraspinal sciatica after remote proximal hamstring injury: a preliminary retrospective analysis. J Neurosurg. 2014 Aug; 121(2):408-14.
Bucknor MD, Rieke V, Do L, Majumdar S, Link TM, Saeed M. MRI-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation of bone: evaluation of acute findings with MR and CT imaging in a swine model. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Nov; 40(5):1174-80.
Bucknor MD, Goo JS, Coppolino ML. The risk of potential thromboembolic, renal and cardiac complications of sickle cell trait. Hemoglobin. 2014; 38(1):28-32.
Bucknor MD, Gross AJ, Link TM. Voriconazole-induced periostitis in two post-transplant patients. J Radiol Case Rep. 2013 Aug; 7(8):10-7.
Coakley FV, Hanley-Knutson K, Mongan J, Barajas R, Bucknor M, Qayyum A. Pancreatic imaging mimics: part 1, imaging mimics of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Aug; 199(2):301-8.
Saeed M, Martin A, Jacquier A, Bucknor M, Saloner D, Do L, Ursell P, Su H, Kan YW, Higgins CB. Permanent coronary artery occlusion: cardiovascular MR imaging is platform for percutaneous transendocardial delivery and assessment of gene therapy in canine model. Radiology. 2008 Nov; 249(2):560-71.
Saeed M, Martin A, Ursell P, Do L, Bucknor M, Higgins CB, Saloner D. MR assessment of myocardial perfusion, viability, and function after intramyocardial transfer of VM202, a new plasmid human hepatocyte growth factor in ischemic swine myocardium. Radiology. 2008 Oct; 249(1):107-18.
Jacquier A, Bucknor M, Do L, Robert P, Corot C, Higgins CB, Saeed M. P846, a new gadolinium based low diffusion magnetic resonance contrast agent, in characterizing occlusive infarcts, reperfused ischemic myocardium and reperfused infarcts in rats. MAGMA. 2008 May; 21(3):207-18.
Hepworth EJ, Bucknor M, Patel A, Vaughan WC. Nationwide survey on the use of image-guided functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Jul; 135(1):68-73.