• Special Issue Topic

    New Advances in Imaging and Therapy Approaches for MSK Diseases

    Submission Deadline: October 31, 2024

    Guest Editor

    Dr. Nicusor V. Iftimia E-Mail

    Physical Sciences Inc., Andover, United States

    Research Keywords: Optical coherence tomography, biomedical science, imaging, biomedical engineering


    About the Special Issue

    The role of radiology is well established in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal (MSK) problems. Although the anatomical and structural changes of the disease can be well delineated on imaging, molecular level information are needed to better understand the underlining mechanisms of the disease. Molecular imaging offers two key advantages: (1) it detects the biologic processes at the underlying molecular level, rather than simply at the tissue level; and (2) provides diagnostic information at an earlier time point during a disease onset or repair process. This issue is focused on highlighting new advances in macro and microlevel imaging for better understanding of the underlining mechanisms of the disease, as well as on new methods for more efficient therapy. Both contributed and review papers will be of interest.

    Keywords: Musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases, radiological and molecular level information, underlining mechanisms of MSK, disease progression, disease therapy

    Call for Papers

    Published Articles

    Open Access
    Case Report
    Participatory action ultrasound imaging in increasing clinician confidence with new approaches to trigger point dry needling of the lateral pterygoid
    Upon self-reflection, some clinicians privately confess a lack of confidence in being able to safely perform trigger point dry needling (TrPDN) or trigger point injection (TrPI) on craniofacial musc [...] Read more.
    Andrew Ball ... Jordan Spennato
    Published: February 05, 2024 Explor Musculoskeletal Dis. 2024;2:49–55
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.37349/emd.2024.00033
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