Musculoskeletal CT Imaging Research Group

Research Objectives

The overall aim of our group is to develop and employ quantitative imaging methods to better understand the human biology of the musculoskeletal system. This overall aim enfolds multiple objectives:

  • To better our understanding of how age affects muscle and bone tissue and how such age-related changes affect risk of negative health outcomes such as falls, fractures and mobility limitations in the elderly population.
  • To better understand the relationship between load bearing and the morphology and function of muscle and bone tissue.
  • To better our understanding of how drug therapies modify musculoskeletal tissues, shedding light on the mechanisms by which such therapies affect health outcomes.


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Thomas Lang accepts the team award for Top Discoveries on the International Space Station in 2012.

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Julio Carballido-Gamio, PhD (right) wins the 2012 ASBMR Young Investigator Award for the abstract presentation “Geometry, Density Distribution and Internal Structure of the Proximal Femur in Relation to Age and Hip Fracture Risk in Women”.


Proximal femoral density distribution and structure in relation to age and hip fracture risk in women. Carballido-Gamio J, Harnish R, Saeed I, Streeper T, Sigurdsson S, Amin S, Atkinson EJ, Therneau TM, Siggeirsdottir K, Cheng X, Melton LJ 3rd, Keyak J, Gudnason V, Khosla S, Harris TB, Lang TF. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Mar; 28(3):537-46. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.1802.