UCSF’s Dr. Thomas Link & Musculoskeletal Research Featured in Diario Medico

The UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging team continues to make headlines on a global basis. Dr. Thomas Link, Radiology Professor, Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Clinical Director of the Musculoskeletal and Quantitative Imaging Research (MQIR) Group, was recently featured in Diario Médico.

Diario Médico, a prominent medical publication delivered free of charge to Spanish doctors since 1992, covered Dr. Link’s presentation at the 2015 Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington. Because Diario Medico is considered required reading among all Spanish physicians, the impact of Dr. Link’s research in that country is significant.

The presentation focused on new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques to assess the quality of the cartilage of the knee and hip. These techniques allow early detection of degenerative changes before cartilage is lost and before patients develop osteoarthritis. This represents a significant break-through in the field. By identifying patients before articular cartilage is lost in the first place,  it is now possible for patients to prevent  degeneration from occurring through life style changes, including weight loss and exercise.

Dr. Link, an internationally recognized musculoskeletal radiologist, has strong ties to Europe. He serves as an active member of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology and formerly served many years as the Chairman of the Osteoporosis Group of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology. Before joining the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging in 2003 he was a Vice-Chair of the Department of Radiology at the Technical University of Munich. UCSF has an active research training program with medical students from Munich.

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