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Imaging SIG Mentors 2

Ankle & Foot

Imaging Modality: Ultrasound
Application Expert Mentor Email Location Potential Opportunities
Collaborating Post-doc Sabbatical
Tendinopathy, including elastography  Karin Grävare Silbernagel  kgs@udel.edu University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Yes Yes Maybe
Arthropathy   Lena Volland lvolland@usa.edu University of St. Augustine
San Marcos, CA
Yes No No
Cindy Bailey  cbailey@mednet.ucla.edu Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Los Angeles, CA
Yes No No
Limited experience with muscle (gastroc, infraspinatus) activation using stiffness change via shear-wave elastography Shane Koppenhaver shanekoppenhaver@mac.com Baylor University
Waco, TX
Yes No No

Elbow, Wrist & Hand

Imaging Modality: Ultrasound
Application Expert Mentor Email Location Potential Opportunities
Collaborating Post-doc Sabbatical
Arthropathy Lena Volland lvolland@usa.edu University of St. Augustine
San Marcos, CA
Yes No No
Bruno Steiner brunos@bloodworksnw.org Bloodworks North West
Seattle, WA
Yes No No
Cindy Bailey  cbailey@mednet.ucla.edu Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Los Angeles, CA
Yes No No
Elbow Sam Ward s1ward@ucsd.edu University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Yes Yes Yes

Hip & Pelvis

Imaging Modality: MRI
Application Expert Mentor Email Location Potential Opportunities
Collaborating Post-doc Sabbatical
Hip osteoarthritis  Rich Souza  richard.souza@ucsf.edu University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
No Yes No
Imaging Modality: Ultrasound
Morphology/muscle size Megan Sions megsions@udel.edu  University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Yes Yes Maybe
Iman Akef  iakef@usa.edu University of St. Augustine
San Marcos, CA
Yes No No
Tendon pathology Gregory Fritz apt1@fidalgo.net Ancortes Physical Therapy
Ancortes, WA
Maybe Maybe Maybe

Knee

Imaging Modality: MRI
Application Expert Mentor Email Location Potential Opportunities
Collaborating Post-doc Sabbatical
Knee injury and osteoarthritis Rich Souza  richard.souza@ucsf.edu University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
No Yes No
Imaging Modality: Ultrasound
Patellar tendinopathy Karin Grävare Silbernagel kgs@udel.edu University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Yes Yes Maybe
Tendon pathology Gregory Fritz apt1@fidalgo.net Ancortes Physical Therapy
Ancortes, WA
Maybe Maybe Maybe
Arthropathy  Lena Volland lvolland@usa.edu University of St. Augustine
San Marcos, CA
Yes No No
Bruno Steiner brunos@bloodworksnw.org Bloodworks North West
Seattle, WA
Yes No No
Cindy Bailey cbailey@mednet.ucla.edu Orthopaedic Institute for Children
Los Angeles, CA
Yes No No

Lumbar Spine

Imaging Modality: MRI
Application Expert Mentor Email Location Potential Opportunities
Collaborating Post-doc Sabbatical
Diffusion - weighted spine imaging Paul Beattie PBEATTIE@mailbox.sc.edu University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Yes Yes Yes
Paraspinal muscle morphology/size George Beneck gbeneck@csulb.edu California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Yes No No
Muscle, bone, disc Sam Ward s1ward@ucsd.edu University of California, San Diego
La Jolla,  CA
Yes Yes Yes
Imaging Modality: Ultrasound
Lumbar extensor size Megan Sions megsions@udel.edu University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Yes Maybe Maybe
Trunk muscle activation, i.e., thickness change George Beneck gbeneck@csulb.edu California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Yes No No
Megan Sions megsions@udel.edu University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Yes Maybe Maybe
Lumbar multifidus activation using thickness change via B-mode US Shane Koppenhaver  shanekoppenhaver@mac.com Baylor University
Waco, TX
Yes No No
Lumbar musculature (erector spine, lumbar multifidus) activation using stiffness change via shear-wave elastography
Ultrasound-guided insertions: paraspinal muscles George Beneck gbeneck@csulb.edu California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Yes No No
Muscle activation/thickness Randy Lazicki lazicki@campbell.edu Campbell University
Ft. Bragg, NC
Yes No No
Muscle Sam Ward s1ward@ucsd.edu University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Yes Yes Yes

Shoulder

Imaging Modality: MRI
Application Expert Mentor Email Location Potential Opportunities
Collaborating Post-doc Sabbatical
Muscle, Tendon, Bone, Cartilage Sam Ward s1ward@ucsd.edu University of California, San Diego
La Jolla,  CA
Yes Yes Yes
Imaging Modality: Ultrasound
Muscle, tendon: healthy to tendinopathy Lori Michener lmichene@usc.edu University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Yes Yes Yes
Capsule and bone
Subacromial space dimensional measures
Limited experience with shoulder (infraspinatus) activation using thickness change via B-mode US Shane Koppenhaver  shanekoppenhaver@mac.com Baylor University
Waco, TX
Yes No No
Tendon pathology Gregory Fritz apt1@fidalgo.net Ancortes Physical Therapy
Ancortes, WA
Maybe Maybe Maybe

Thoracic Spine & Rib Cage

Imaging Modality: Ultrasound
Application Expert Mentor Email Location Potential Opportunities
Collaborating Post-doc Sabbatical
Ultrasound-guided insertions: paraspinal muscles George Beneck gbeneck@sculb.edu California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
Yes No No

Other

Imaging Modality: MRI
Application Expert Mentor Email Location Potential Opportunities
Collaborating Post-doc Sabbatical
FMRI - brain activation Paul Beattie PBEATTIE@mailbox.sc.edu University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
Yes Yes Yes
Muscle( Diffusion, perfusion, structure, composition) Sam Ward s1ward@ucsd.edu University of California, San Diego
La Jolla,  CA
Yes Yes Yes
Skeletal muscle Jim Elliott jim.elliott@sydney.edu.au University of Sydney
Lidcombe, Australia
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Yes Yes Yes
Spinal cord
Tramatic and non-tramatic MSK disorders
Imaging Modality: CT Scan
microCT (Muscle) Sam Ward s1ward@ucsd.edu University of California, San Diego
La Jolla,  CA
Yes Yes Yes
Imaging Modality: PET-Scan
Muscle Sam Ward s1ward@ucsd.edu University of California, San Diego
La Jolla,  CA
Yes Yes Yes
Imaging Modality: Ultrasound
Peripheral nerve entrapment Mohini Rawat mohinirawat@gmail.com  Acumen Diagnostics Maybe No No
Various Orthopaedic Bruno Steiner brunos@bloodworksnw.org Bloodworks North West
Seattle, WA
Yes No No
Various Orthopaedic Greg Fritz apt1@fidalgo.net Ancortes Physical Therapy
Ancortes, WA
Yes Yes Yes
Tendon morphology Greg Bashford gbashford2@unl.edu University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
Yes Yes Yes
Image analysis/processing

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