Musculoskeletal Imaging

Using imaging to understand human movement

Musculoskeletal imaging examines the structural and functional properties of tissues such as skeletal muscle, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and bone.  

Cropped coronal MRI scan of the knee

Research activities in this area include:

  • Improving the understanding of the structure and function of articular and meniscal cartilage, ligaments, and tendons of the knee joint
  • Characterizing the internal structure of muscles and how this structure affects a muscle’s ability to produce force
  • Studying the blood supply to muscles and how it changes in metabolic diseases