Dynamic MRI of Joints

Recent News

Article describing normal midcarpal motion and reader reliability using dynamic MRI is accepted in the journal Skeletal Radiology

Brief description

Dynamic MRI of the thumb carpometacarpal joint; the black and white images show snapshots during thumb flexion-extension, while the color images are snapshots from 4D renderings generated from the 4D active-MR images during thumb adduction-abduction.

Our research group is  optimizing dynamic MRI acquisition to create 4D (X, Y, Z and time) images of the joints during their active motion. We are employing these novel images to study kinematic differences in the context of joint instability and osteoarthritis.


Robert D. Boutin, M.D.,  Robert J. Szabo, M.D., M.P.H., Christopher O. Bayne, M.D., Brent Foster, Ph.D., Calvin Shaw, Ph.D., Stephen Henrichon, M.D., Krishna Nayak, Ph.D.

Research Support

National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation

Relevant publications

C. B Shaw, B. H Foster, M. Borgese, R. D. Boutin, C. Bateni, C. O. Bayne, R. M. Szabo, K. S. Nayak and A. J. Chaudhari, Real-time three-dimensional MRI for the assessment of dynamic carpal instability, bioRxiv 351593, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/351593

S. S. Henrichon, B. H. Foster, C. B. Shaw, C. O. Bayne, R. M. Szabo, A. J. Chaudhari, and R. D. Boutin, Dynamic MRI of the Wrist in Less than 20 Seconds: Normal Midcarpal Motion and Reader Reliability, Skeletal Radiology, in press

Interested in knowing more

Please contact Dr Chaudhari at ajchaudhari AT ucdavis DOT edu


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