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Section of Musculoskeletal Imaging

FACULTY

CURRENT RESEARCH

EDUCATION & TRAINING

CONTACT INFORMATION

John E. Madewell, M.D.
Section Chief, Professor

The musculoskeletal imaging section interprets diagnostic imaging studies for patients with a wide range of conditions affecting the bones and soft tissues, including primary bone and soft tissue sarcomas, as well as metastatic disease and multiple myeloma. Imaging studies include radiography, CT, MRI, whole-body MRI and PET.

The radiologists in the musculoskeletal imaging section have nationally and internationally recognized expertise in diseases affecting the bone and soft tissues, including diffuse marrow diseases, metabolic disorders, whole-body screening for primary and metastatic disease. 

The staff in the musculoskeletal imaging section will provide timely and accurate interpretation of high-quality diagnostic studies used for diagnosis, staging, and follow-up of diseases affecting the bones and soft tissues.

Musculoskeletal Imaging Section’s Major Accomplishments

Clinical activities and publications in bone and soft tissue tumors include investigation of metastatic bone and soft tissue disease (especially advanced breast cancer assessment), retroperitoneal sarcomas (especially liposarcoma), multiple myeloma, metabolic bone disease, and decision and medical imaging perception. The section has also developed the whole-body MRI protocol for screening of patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome and other genetic disorders.

Faculty are active reviewers for major radiology journals, including Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, RadioGraphics, Skeletal Radiology and Journal of the American College of Radiology.

Mission

The musculoskeletal imaging section will contribute to the prevention, detection, treatment and eventual elimination of musculoskeletal cancers and their related disorders through an integrated program of high-quality, patient-centered imaging, research and education.

Faculty

Faculty members have served or been recognized by the president of the American Roentgen Ray Society, first vice president of the Radiological Society of North America, Best Doctors in America, and Marquis Who’s Who. Faculty have also received lifetime and distinguished service awards from the American Board of Radiology, and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (Innovative use of Technology award), and gold medal of the American Roentgen Ray Society, and are board member and trustee of the American Board of Radiology and fellows of the American College of Radiology and member editorial boards.

John E. Madewell, M.D.Section Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Professor
Research Interests: bone tumors, soft tissue tumors, retroperitoneal sarcomas, spine disease and metastatic disease.

Behrang Amini, M.D., Ph.D. – Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Use of imaging in diagnosis and management of patients with neoplasms affecting the musculoskeletal system, including primary and secondary bone and soft tissue lesions. Specific areas of interest include bone and soft tissue sarcomas, as well as multiple myeloma and metastatic disease.

Colleen Costelloe, M.D. – Associate Professor
Clinical Interests: PET/CT, radiography, CT
Research Interests: MRI and FDG PET/CT of primary and metastatic bone tumors and lymphoma

Tamara Haygood, M.D., Ph.D. – Associate Professor
Research Interests: Decision-making and medical image perception, radiologic reporting and medical care of Allied prisoners of war in WWII Germany

Rajendra Kumar, M.D.– Professor
Research Interests: Tumors of Bones and Soft tissues

Kevin McEnery, M.D. – Professor
Research Interests: Informatics applications in support of value-based transition of diagnostic imaging, predicative analytics in support of Diagnostic Imaging operations including schedule optimization, staffing models and interpretation. Informatics support of patient safety initiatives. Optimization of imaging work flow and interpretation through EMR clinical data integration and enhanced models of imaging reporting. Enhancement of clinical outcomes and care efficient through utilization of alternative models of interpretation and imaging data display.

Bilal Mujtaba, M.D. – Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Using imaging in the diagnosis and management of patients with neoplasms affecting the musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal systems. Specific areas of interest include bone and soft tissue sarcomas as well as metastatic disease and genitourinary malignancies.

William A. Murphy, Jr., M.D. – Professor
Research Interests: Imaging methods in musculoskeletal oncology. Advances in imaging benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors and other musculoskeletal conditions. Metabolic bone disease including osteoporosis, Paget disease of bone and the metabolic effects of pharmaceuticals on bone metabolism, structure and function. Rheumatological conditions in oncologic patients including induction of rheumatological conditions by pharmaceuticals. Forensic applications of imaging methods. Paleoradiology (the application of imaging methods in paleopathology, anthropology and archeology) History of Radiology.

Current Research & Specialties

Areas of research

  • Bone Tumors
  • Soft Tissue and Retroperitoneal Tumors
  • Musculoskeletal metastasis
  • Imaging perception
  • Spine disease

Specialties (Clinical Interest)

  • Bone Tumors
  • Soft Tissue and Retroperitoneal Tumors
  • Musculoskeletal metastasis
  • Whole Body MRI applications
  • Spine disease
  • Musculoskeletal complications in the Oncologic patient

Education & Training

Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship:

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital and St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital accepts two individuals for a one-year fellowship that offers extensive clinical and academic research experience in an integrated program.

Musculoskeletal Imaging Contact Information

Physical Address

Department of Diagnostic Radiology
Musculoskeletal Imaging Section
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street, Unit 1475
Houston, TX 77030

Mailing Address

Department of Diagnostic Radiology 
Musculoskeletal Imaging Section
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit 1475
Houston, TX 77030

Patient Education

Whole Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (WB-MRI): Questions and Answers (pdf)


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