Diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, such as ligaments, tendons and bone, are a major cause of disability in the U.S.
MRI has increasingly become the diagnostic tool of choice for evaluation and management of these diseases and injuries, primarily due to its ability to provide information on anatomic structure and function in a noninvasive way.
But modern MRI still have some limitations.
Its ability to show connective tissue is hampered by inadequate sensitivity and the slow process of completing a MRI scan. Semi-solid and solid tissues, including collagen-rich tissues such as calcified ligaments and tendons, as well as periosteum, cortical bone and trabecular bone, provide a weak magnetic resonance signal due to their fast signal decay… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Xiaoliang Zhang, Ph.D., Professor of Radiology and Bioengineering, UC Berkeley and UCSF Joint Bioengineering Program, and Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Zhang was nominated, reviewed, elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows and inducted for outstanding contributions to the development of ultrahigh field magnetic resonance imaging and instrumentation for biomedical research and applications...