4D Active-MRI of the thumb carpometacarpal joint was presented at the 1st International Thumb Osteoarthritis Workshop in Newport, Rhode Island.
Our research group is has recently optimized an active-MRI protocol to produce 4D (X, Y, Z and time) images of the joints of the hand. We are embarking on a study to measure kinematic differences between healthy men and women from 4D active-MRI and evaluate whether differences in biomechanics based on sex may explain why conditions such as hand osteoarthritis disproportionately affect women.
Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Ph.D., Robert D. Boutin, M.D., Michael H. Buonocore, M.D., Ph.D., Robert J. Szabo, M.D., M.P.H., Ramsey D. Badawi, Ph.D., Nancy E. Lane, M.D., Kwan-Liu Ma, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants K12 HD051958 and R03 EB015099 to Chaudhari and pilot grants from the UC Davis Imaging Research Center to Chaudhari and Buonocore.
A. J. Chaudhari, A. A. Joshi, R. M. Leahy, B. L. Wise, N. E. Lane, R. D. Badawi, R. D. Boutin and M. H. Buonocore, Thumb carpometacarpal joint motion and bone shape differences by sex, Proceedings of the 1st International Thumb Osteoarthritis Workshop, Newport, Rhode Island, USA October 25-26, 2013
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