Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Radiology

Musculoskeletal imaging

Musculoskeletal imaging research includes both diagnostic and procedural radiology and involves a variety of modalities such as ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and radiography.  Advanced imaging techniques entail MR neurography, metal artifact reduction sequences on MR and CT, dual energy CT, ultrasound elastography, and dynamic imaging.  There is overlap with multiple clinical specialties including orthopedics, sports medicine, rheumatology, oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatrics, neurology, general surgery, plastic surgery, and cardiology.  Collaboration with clinical colleagues and trainees is welcomed. 

Radiology research in musculoskeletal imaging includes:

Imaging evaluation of sarcopenia

MR and ultrasound evaluation of peripheral nerves

Ultrasound evaluation of inflammatory arthropathy

Learn more about our faculty active in musculoskeletal imaging research via their Northwestern Scholars profiles.

Swati Devendra Deshmukh, MD

Office of Research Administration

Contact the Research Administration and Support staff for assistance with many of the administrative requirements related to research.