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The Imaging of Musculoskeletal Function (IMF) Group works on the development and clinical translation of novel imaging technologies geared toward studying musculoskeletal function and detection of musculoskeletal disease at the earliest stage. Our group is developing novel PET and MRI methods to study early and reversible tissue changes at the cellular and molecular level, functional imaging of joint mechanics, physiology and tissue microstructure, and rapid and comprehensive MRI methods for early, low-cost, and precise detection of musculoskeletal disease.

Our group is part of the Musculoskeletal Division of the Department of Radiology, Radiological Sciences Lab, School of Medicine and Stanford University.

Recent Publications

Watkins LE, Rubin EB, Mazzoli V, Uhlrich SD, Desai AD, Black M, Ho G, Delp SL, Levenston ME, Beaupre G, Gold GE, Kogan F. Rapid Volumetric gagCEST Imaging of Knee Articular Cartilage at 3T: Evaluation of Improved Dynamic Range and an Osteoarthritic Population. NMR in Biomedicine. [Early View]

Langner J, Black M, MacKay J, Hall KE, Safran M, Kogan F, Gold G. Treading Water as a Potential Risk Factor for Developing Femoroacetabular Impingement of the Hip. Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery. 2020 [Early View]

Haddock B, Fan A, Uhlrich S, Jorgenson N, Suetta C, Gold G, Kogan F. Assessment of acute bone loading in humans using [18F]-NaF PET/MRI. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2019. 46(12):2452-2463

Chaudhari A, Kogan F, Pedoia V, Majumdar S, Gold GE, Hargreaves BA. Rapid Knee MRI Acquisition and Analysis Techniques for Imaging Osteoarthritis. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2019.

Haddock B, Fan A, Jorgenson N, Suetta C, Gold G, Kogan F. Kinetic [18F]-fluoride of the knee in normal volunteers. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2019. 44(5):377-385

Chaudhari A, Stevens K, Sveinsson B, Wood J, Beaulieu CF, Oei EHG, Rosenberg J, Kogan F, Alley M, Gold GE, Hargreaves BA. Combined 5-Minute Double-Echo in Steady-State with Separated Echoes and 2-Minute Proton-Density-Weighted 2D FSE Sequence for Comprehensive Whole-Joint Knee MRI Assessment. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2019. 49(7):e184-e194 (2019 ISMRM W. S. Moore Young Investigator Award Winner)

Kogan F, Fan A, Monu U, Iagaru A, Hargreaves B, Gold G. Quantitative Imaging of Bone-Cartilage Interactions in ACL-Injured Patients with PET-MRI. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2018; 26(6): 790-796.

Kogan F, Broski S, Yoon D, Gold G. Applications of PET-MRI in Musculoskeletal Disease. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2018; 48(1): 27-47.

Publication Highlights                All Publications


  • Akshay Chaudhari Wins Young Investigator Award at Imaging Elevated Symposium

    September 2019. Dr. Akshay Chaudhari won the Young Investigator Award at the Imaging Elevated Symposium at the University of Utah.

  • 2019 ISMRM Awards

    May 2019. BMR group members received Summa Cum Laude (top 5% of submitted abstracts) and Magna Cum Laude (top 15% of submitted abstracts) merit awards for their research work at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the ISMRM in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.