MQIR News

2016 Talks

  • Dr. Sharmila Majumdar: 2016 Gold Medal of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress Conference in Amsterdam: RESENCE OF CARTILAGE LESIONS AT THE TIME OF INJURY INFLUENCES THE LONGITUDINAL PROGRESSION OF T1ρ AND T2 6 MONTHS AFTER ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY
    Authors: Colin Russell, Valentina Pedioa, Keiko Amano, Hollis Potter, Sharmila Majumdar
  • Sharmila Majumdar, PhD, received Gold Medal at the International Society Magnetic Resonance Magnetic (ISMRM) 24th Annual Meeting in Singapore: Local Analysis of T1rho, T2, and R2-R1rho Compositional MR Imaging in Patients with ACL Injury Using Voxel-Based Relaxometry
    Authors: Colin Russell, Valentina Pedoia, Keiko Amano, Sharmila Majumdar
  • Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting in Florida: T1ρ/T2 Ratio and Relaxation Rate Difference (1/T2 - 1/T1ρ) for Characterizing Cartilage Changes in Early Osteoarthritis (OA) in Subjects with Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Lesions
    Authors: Colin Russell, Valentina Pedoia, Richard Souza, Thomas Link, Sharmila Majumdar
  • Diagnostic Imaging - Novel Techniques for Multi-Tissues and Multi-Modality
    Authors: Matthew C. Gallo, Valentina Pedoia, Cory Wyatt, Deepak Kumar, Thomas M. Link, Richard B. Souza,

MQIR represented at the Orthopedic Research Society (ORS) Annual Meeting Las Vegas 2015

  • Knee bone shape features are correlated with abnormal tibial translation after ACL injury and reconstruction: Valentina Pedoia, Keiko Amano, Drew A. Lansdown, Musa Zaid, Brian Lau, Richard Souza, Benjamin C. Ma, Xiaojuan Li
  • Knee bone shape features predict the progression of cartilage T1ρ 1year after ACL reconstruction: Valentina Pedoia, Favian Su, Drew A. Lansdown , Musa Zaid, Richard Souza, Benjamin C. Ma, Xiaojuan Li
  • Validation of MRI Quantification for Meniscus Volume Resection Following Partial Meniscectomy: Segev Shiree, Deepak Kumar, Lorenzo Nardo, Thomas M. Link, Sharmila Majumdar, Richard B. Souza
  • Spectroscopic analysis of the human cartilage endplate: comparison to articular cartilage and correlation with biomechanical properties: Aaron J. Fields, Harsh Goel, Deanna Necula, Jeffrey C. Lotz, Galateia J. Kazakia
  • T1ρ MRI in Cartilage of Non-Osteoarthritic Knees with and without Posterior Meniscus Lesions: Nathaniel E. Calixto, BA; Deepak Kumar, PT, PhD;  Karupppasamy Subburaj, PhD;  Justin Singh, BS; Joseph Schooler, MS; Lorenzo Nardo, MD;  Xiaojuan Li, PhD; Richard B. Souza, PT, PhD;  Thomas M. Link, MD; Sharmila Majumdar, PhD

Aditi Guha Wins the Surbeck Award 2014

Congratulations, Aditi Guha, on winning 1st place in the 2014 Surbeck Award Abstract Competition!

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 MQIR Researchers Present Their Work at ASBMR 2014

American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Conference 2014

(Plenary Poster Award) Title: Multi-modality in vivo Imaging Identifies Marrow and Vasculature within Pathological Cortical Porosity

Authors: Robin Parrish, UC Berkeley, USA; Julien Rivoire, UC San Francisco, USA; Misung Han, UC San Francisco, USA; Anne Schafer, University of California, San Francisco and the San Francisco VA Medical Center, USA; Thomas Link, University of California, San Francisco, USA; Roland Krug, UC San Francisco, USA; Galateia Kazakia, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Title: Cortical Bone Laminar Analysis reveals Increased Midcortical Porosity in Type 2 Diabetics with History of Fragility Fractures

Authors: Ursula Heilmeier, University of California San Francisco, USA; Karen Cheng, University of California, Berkeley, USA; Robin Parrish, University of California, Berkeley, USA; Jasmine Nirody, University of California, San Francisco, USA; Janina Patsch, Medical University of Vienna, AUSTRIA; Thomas Baum, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TU Muenchen, GERMANY; Andrew Burghardt, University of California, San Francisco, USA; Gabby B. Joseph, University of California, San Francisco, USA; Ann Schwartz, University of California, San Francisco, USA; Thomas Link, University of California, San Francisco, USA; Galateia Kazakia, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Title: Bone Microstructure Analysis in Men by HR-pQCT: Associations with Age, Body Mass Index, and Androgens

Authors: Narihiro Okazaki 1, Andrew Burghardt 1, Ko Chiba 2, Makoto Osaki 2, Sharmila Majumdar 1
  1 Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco
  2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagasaki University School of Medicine
 
Comparability of HR-pQCT Bone Quality Measures Improved by Scanning Anatomically Standardized Regions
Serena Bonaretti1, Margaret Holets2, Isra Saeed1, Louise McCready2, Thomas F. Lang1, Sundeep Khosla2, Andrew J. Burghardt1
1University of California, San Francisco; San Francisco, CA USA 2Mayo Clinic; Rochester, MN USA
 
Factors Involved in Cortical Porosity Formation in Males: Analysis of Distal Radius by HR-pQCT
Ko Chiba2, Narihiro Okazaki 1, Andrew Burghardt 1, Makoto Osaki 2, Sharmila Majumdar 1
 
(Plenary Poster Award) Automatic QCT quantification of the proximal femur: vBMD, bone volume, cortical bone thickness and finite element modeling
Julio Carballido-Gamio1, Serena Bonaretti1, Isra Saeed1, Roy Harnish1, Robert Recker2, Andrew Burghardt1, Joyce Keyak3, Tamara Harris4, Sundeep Khosla5, Thomas F. Lang1

Assessing Age, Sex, and Racial Differences in Cortical Porosity Requires Adjustment for Site-Specific Variation in the Selected Region of Interest
A Ghasem-Zadeh, A Burghardt, Kazakia GJ, A Zendeli, Å Bjørnerem, XF Wang, Y Bala, R Zebaze, S Majumdar and E Seeman

Intra- and Inter-Operator Variability in HR-pQCT Scan Positioning             
Serena Bonaretti1, Margaret Holets2, Nicholas P. Derrico3, Kyle Nishiyama4, Danmei Liu5, Stephanie Boutroy6, Duncan Raymond7, Ali Ghasem Zadeh8, Ego Seeman8, Steven K. Boyd7, Roland Chapurlat6, Heather McKay5, Elizabeth Shane4, Mary L. Bouxsein3, Thomas F. Lang1, Sundeep Khosla2, Andrew J. Burghardt1

Sharmila Majumdar, PhD and Thomas Lang, PhD Receive the ARR Distinguished Investigator Award, 2013

Thomas Lang, PhD Receives Team Research Award From NASA, 2013

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2013

MQIR Members Participate in ASBMR 2013

  • Presentations by Thomas Lang, Ursula Heilmeier, & Julio Carballido-Gamio
  • Thomas Lang, PhD is co-organizing the "Imaging and Skeletal Macro-Architecture" Working Group
  • Thomas Lang, PhD is leading a "Meet-the-Professor" session on Imaging Hip Structure with QCT

R03 Awarded to Galateia Kazakia, PhD, 2013 (NIH website)

R01 Awarded to Thomas Lang, PhD, 2013 (MPI project with Joyce Keyak at UCI) (NIH website)

Masters of Science in Biomedical Imaging (MSBI)

The Masters of Science in Biomedical Imaging (MSBI) program is intended for students with Bachelors degrees, advanced pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, researchers and faculty members who wish to master biomedical imaging and research methods to enhance their research designs and broaden their investigative projects. The degree can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. Read more.

MQIR Hosts Renown Musculoskeletal Experts, 2012

Mark Johnson, PhD

Feb 1, 2012  11:30 AM - 1 PM

China Basin Landing, Third Floor

"Beyond Mechanical Loading: An Emerging Paradigm of Crosstalk Signaling that Couples Muscle and Bone"

Mary Bouxsein, PhD

Feb 6, 2012 1:00 PM

China Basin Landing, Third Floor

"Biomechanics of Fracture"

Bert van Rietbergen, PhD

Feb 6, 2012 4:00 PM

China Basin Landing, Third Floor

"Prediction of bone strength and adaptation in-vivo"

Orthopaedic Research Society, 2012

Four Abstracts Presented at ORS 2012

  1. Correlation of ex-vivo T1rho MR imaging of osteo-arthritic cartilage with localized immuno-histochemical grading
    Shet, K; Liang,F; Fu, E; Alliston, T, Hovai, A; Ries, M; Li, X
  2. Abnormal joint kinematics may accelerate degeneration of ACL reconstructed knees: correlation of MR T1rho and motion analysis 
    Kothari; Souza; Wu; Kumar; Ma; Li
  3. Quantification of Bone Marrow Water and Lipid Composition in OA and ACL-Injured Knees Using 3D MR Spectroscopic Imaging
    Tufts; Shet Vishnudas; Majumdar; Li
  4.  Articular and meniscal cartilage respond differently to functional loading
    Kumar; Subburaj; Alizai; Wu; Neel; Bauer; Luke; Li; Majumdar; Link; Souza

Orthopaedic Research Society, 2011

Eight abstracts presented:  Bryan Haughom, Keerthi Shet, Kimberly Loo, Paran Yap, Thomas Baum, Rich Souza, and Galateia Kazakia have authored abstracts accepted for presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society in Long Beach, California, January 2011.

This entry was updated on November 29th, 2010 at 12:40 pm.

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2011

ISMRM 2011

List of Accepted Abstracts:

Oral Presentation

J. Folkesson, J. Carballido-Gamio, D. C. Karampinos, T. Baum, T. M. Link, S. Majumdar, and R. Krug, "Quantification of Bone Marrow Types from High-Resolution MR Images in the Proximal Femur using Three Class Clustering".

D. C. Karampinos, H. Yu, A. Shimakawa, T. M. Link, and S. Majumdar, “Quantification of susceptibility-induced fat resonance shift on chemical shift-based water/fat separation of skeletal muscle”.

X. Li, J. Schooler, F. Liang, K. Shet, W. Chen, S. Banerjee, and S. Majumdar, "Simultaneous acquisition of T1rho and T2 quantification in cartilage - reproducibility and diurnal variation". 

Poster

A. B. Dillon, G. B. Joseph, X. Li, T. M. Link, and S. Majumdar, "Reproducibility of Magnetic Resonance T1rho and T2 Relaxation Time and Morphological Measurements of Articular Hip Cartilage at 3T".

D. C. Karampinos, S. Banerjee, K. F. King, R. Krug, T. M. Link, and S. Majumdar, “Reduced FOV spinal muscle DWI with single-shot interleaved multi-slice inner volume diffusion-weighted stimulated echo EPI”.

J Schooler, S Yap, G. B. Joseph, X. Li, T. M. Link, and S. Majumdar, "Texture Analysis of T1ρ Relaxation Times in Knee Osteoarthritis".

K. Subburaj, R. B. Souza, C. Stehling, B. T. Wyman, M-P. Hellio Le Graverand-Gastineau, T. M. Link, X. Li, and S. Majumdar "Association of MR Relaxation Times and Functional Behavior of Osteoarthritic Cartilage using Loaded Knee MRI". 

K. Subburaj, Y. Pang, S. Scott, B. Amirbekian, R. B. Souza, S. Majumdar, and X. Zhang "A Flexible Microstrip Transceiver Coil for Imaging Flexed Human Knee Joints at 7 Tesla".

J. Zuo, J. Folkesson, X. Li, S. Yap, and S. Majumdar, "A Longitudinal Study of Trabecular Bone in Knees with Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries at 3T"

Electronic Poster

G. B. Joseph, T. Baum, J. Carballido-Gamio, L. Nardo, W. Virayavanich, H. Alizai, M. C. Nevitt, J. A. Lynch, C. E. McCulloch, S. Majumdar, and T. M. Link, "The Relationship between Knee Cartilage MR T2 and Morphology in Subjects from the Incidence and Control Cohorts of the Osteoarthritis Initiative".

M. Han, B. A. Hargreaves, and R. Krug, "Bilateral Hip MRI using Dual-Band Excitation with Slab-Phase Modulation".

D. C. Karampinos, T. Baum, L. Nardo, J. Carballido-Gamio, S. P. Yap, H. Yu, A. Shimakawa, T. M. Link, and S. Majumdar, “Assessment of changes in regional distribution of skeletal muscle adipose tissue in type 2 diabetes using quantitative IDEAL gradient echo imaging”.

K. Shet, H. Yoshihara, J. Schooler, J. Kurhanewicz, M. Ries, and X. Li, "T1-rho dispersion in human OA cartilage specimens using HRMAS Spectroscopy at 11.7T".

This entry was posted on February 22nd, 2011 at 11:32 am.

American Society for Bone and Mineral Reserach 2011

ASBMR 2011

Three MQIR studies presented at ASBMR

Dr. Galateia Kazakia, Dr. Dana Carpenter and Dr. Janina Patsch will be presenting at the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) in San Diego, September 2011.

  • Dr. Galateia Kazakia has been invited to present her study entitled "Regional Variation in Cortical Micro-architecture of the Distal Radius" at the ASBMR Bone Strength Working Group.
  • Dr. Dana Carpenter will present "Women with Type 2 Diabetes Have Increased Femoral Neck BMD but Not Increased Femoral Strength" as an Oral Plenary Poster.
  • Dr. Janina Patsch will present a plenary poster entitled "Non-Invasive Assessment of Bone Marrow Lipids Captures Fracture Risk Profile of Postmenopausal Women Irrespective of Diabetes History"

European Congress of Radiology, 2011

Ten abstracts to be presented at the European Congress of Radiology in Vienna, Austria, March 2011. Thomas Baum, Paran Yap, and Lorenzo Nardo are first authors on these abstracts.

This entry was posted on November 29th, 2010 at 12:51 pm.

Skeletal Radiology Editors Award, 2011

Paper Selected for Skeletal Radiology Honor

The following paper was chosen  for the Editors Award for publication of a new, novel or innovative technological application for the diagnosis, management or treatment of musculoskeletal disease.

Zhao J, Li X, Link TM, Bolbos R, Majumdar S, Longitudinal assessment of bone marrow edema-like lesions and cartilage degeneration in osteoarthritis using 3T MR T1rho quantification, Skeletal Radiology, 39(6):523-31, 2010 June.

This entry was posted on February 22nd, 2011 at 12:22 pm.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Chronicles - Thomas Link, MD, PhD, 2011

How American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant funding has benefitted research programs across the country.

Read Dr. Thomas Link's article by The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

This entry was updated on February 28th, 2011 at 1:33 pm.

Cartilage Imaging, Edited by Thomas Link, MD, PhD, 2011

The first book of its kind, Cartilage Imaging: Significance, Techniques, and New Developments encompasses the full scope of knowledge in a rapidly evolving field. Identifying key techniques for characterizing disease processes as well as objectively and quantitatively evaluating the results of therapy, this outstanding resource is of benefit to all physicians interested in assessing cartilage disease and repair.

Edited by Thomas Link, MD, PhD.

Dr. Thomas Lang Cited by the New York Times, 2010

Dr. Thomas Lang was cited in the August 30, 2010 issue as an expert on the study of sarcopenia, age-related muscle loss. Read the New York Times article.

This entry was posted on November 29th, 2010 at 2:07 pm.

Press Coverage of Dr. Thomas Link's and Keegan Hovis's Presentation at RSNA 2010

Light Exercise May Prevent Osteoarthritis

Dr. Thomas Link's and research associate, Keegan Hovis' presentation was well received at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) press conference.

Read more about the extensive news coverage:

This entry was updated on December 1st, 2010 at 3:47 pm.

Dr. Xiaojuan Li's Article in Images Magazine 2010

MR imaging research featured in Images Magazine 2010 Edition

Read “MR T1ρ Relaxation Time Quantification Reveals Early Cartilage Degeneration in Osteoarthritic and Acutely Injured Knees”, article by Xiaojuan Li, PhD

This entry was posted on November 29th, 2010 at 2:36 pm.