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The Capital Region of Denmark - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
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Expertises

My group and I have, specialised in quantification of soft tissue and bone inflammation in the joints and muscles using ultrasound and especially magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI). We also have a longstanding experience and serve as European reference centre for studies using the only operational tilting open dedicated MRI unite – G-scan in DK, looking at the mechanical changes in the spine, knee and foot joints going from supine to standing position

Main research areas

Our research is done in close collaboration with several internal and external departments and collaborators and focuses on a large variety of musculoskeletal conditions including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, generalised pain syndromes, degenerative and inflammatory diseases of the spine (axial spondylosis/spondylitis), tendon diseases, sports related injuries and traumatology.

Current research

We see our self as pioneers in the use of novel imaging methods to quantify inflammation in both inflammatory and degenerative MSK diseases including muscles and tendons, primarily using static and dynamic contrast enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI), but we also use tilting weight baring MRI to understand the mechanical changes in the lumbar spine, the knees and feet’s with the aim to clarify the impact of mechanical changes from supine to weight bearing on the clinical pain syndromes. Recently we have expanded our research interest in the use of Dual energy Computer tomography to quantify crystal deposition in the soft tissue around joints, a technique that also holds promise to maps bone marrow oedema in both trauma and arthritis 

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