Overview of MSK Imaging

The open MRI system provides the opportunity to image people while they are moving their joints. This can be done while they are in an upright, loaded position, which is more physiologic than achievable in closed bored MRI scanners.

Relevant Publications

Gold G, Bergman AG, Pauly JM, Lang P, Butts K, Beaulieu CF, Hargreaves B, Boutin RD, Macovski A, Resnick D, Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Knee Cartilage Repair, Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 1998; 9(6):377-92.

Beaulieu C, Hodge D, Bergman G, Butts K, Daniel B, Napper C, Dumoulin C, Herfkens R, Glenohumeral relationships during physiological shoulder motion: initial experience with open MRI and active scan-plane registration. Radiology 1999;212:699-705.

Pearle A, Daniel B, Bergman G, Beaulieu C, Lang P, Dumoulin C, Darrow R, Norbash A, Napper C, Hurtak W, Butts K, MR-Imaging of Dynamic Joint Motion Using an External MR-Tracking Coil in a Vertically Open MR Unit, JMRI 1999;10:8-14.

D. Hodge, C. Beaulieu, G.Thabit, G. Gold, A.G. Bergman, K. Butts, M. Dillingham, and R. Herfkens, Dynamic MR imaging and stress testing in glenohumeral instability: comparison with normal shoulders and clinical/surgical findings, JMRI 2001, 13:748-56

Lincoln T, Van deVenne J, Rinsky L, Butts K, Lang P, Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Guided Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip, J Pediatr Orthop B 2002, 11(4):279-83.

Fredericson M, Lee SU, Welsh J, Butts K, Norbash A, Carragee EJ. Changes in posterior disc bulging and intervertebral foraminal size associated with flexion-extension movement: a comparison between L4-5 and L5-S1 levels in normal subjects. Spine J. 2001 Jan-Feb;1(1):10-7.

Kulig K, Powers CM, Landel RF, Chen H, Fredericson M, Guillet M, Butts K, Segmental lumbar mobility in individuals with low back pain: In vivo assessment during passive and active motion using dynamic MRI, BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2007 Jan;8(1):8.

Kulig K, Powers CM, Landel R, Chen HW, Fredricson M, Guillet M, Butts K: Segmental mobility of the lumbar spine during a prone press-up maneuver in symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects: Assessment using dynamic MRI, WCB, Calgary, August, 2002.

Kulig K, Powers CM, Landel RF, Fredricson M, Guillet M, Butts K: Are persons with centralized low back pain more likely to present with altered segmental lumbar mobility? In vivo assessment using dynamic MRI. CSM, Orlando, FL, February, 2003.

Powers CM, Kulig K, Landel RF, Fredricson M, Guillet M, Butts K: The effects of a single intervention session on pain response and lumbar segmental mobility in persons with low back pain. CSM, Orlando, FL, February, 2003.

Kulig K, Powers CM, Landel RF, Chen H, Fredericson M, Guillet M, Butts K, Segmental lumbar mobility in individuals with low back pain: In vivo assessment during passive and active motion using dynamic MRI, BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2007 Jan;8(1):8.

Ganguly A, Gold G, Butts Pauly K, Mayer D, Moseley M, Pelc N, Fahrig N, Quantitative Evaluation of the Relaxivity Effects of Iodine on Gd-DTPA Signal for MR Arthrography, JMRI 2007; 25(6); 1219-25.

Van de Venne J, Van Hoenacker, Beaulieu CF, Bergman C, Butts Pauly K, Dillingham, Lang P, All-in-One MR Arthrography of the Shoulder in a Vertically Open MR Unit, Acta Radiologica, in press.