What is MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) allows the evaluation of internal structures of the body.  We specialize in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Translational MRI, where we apply novel research techniques to enhance conventional MRI.   MRI is an extremely safe procedure as long safety precautions are taken.

Lab overview

UCSD MSK Imaging is a premier center for imaging evaluation of musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. We are group of radiologists, scientists, engineers, and clinical specialists dedicated to bringing state-of-the-art musculoskeletal imaging to patients. We were founded in 2005 by Dr. Christine Chung, a prominent radiologist specializing in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of MSK tissues.

Mission Statement

We strive to achieve the highest standard of patient care, through cutting-edge research and collaboration with referring physicians. We emphasize professionalism and communication with patients, and value honesty, due diligence and teamwork in our research. Our employees and leaders work together to uphold our stated mission, and advance the field of MSK MR research one patient at a time.

Services Offered

We offer cutting-edge MR imaging techniques for evaluation of all major joints of the body. We are constantly developing, validating, and applying novel quantitative MR techniques for clinical applications. Our research projects are sponsored by National Institutes of Health, Veterans Affairs, as well as General Electric Healthcare.

We are able to offer one of the most comprehensive and quantitative evaluations of many joints, including the knee, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, leg, ankle, foot, jaw and spine. From patient admission to image analysis, we perform the entire spectrum of work to ensure the highest standard of care for every patient.