Past Projects - Joint Imaging Core

All publications, grants, and presentations resulting from research funded by the MARC or using MARC resources must cite the P30 grant as a contributing source of support and indicate the NIH grant title and number: Resource-based Center for the study of the joint microenvironment in rheumatology; University of California San Diego, NIH Grant P30AR073761.

Selected Publications related to Joint Imaging


  1. Bae WC, Tadros AS, Finkenstaedt T, Du J, Statum S, Chung CB. Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of meniscal pathology ex vivo. Skeletal Radiol. 2021 May 13. doi: 10.1007/s00256-021-03808-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33983499.
  2. Finkenstaedt T, Biswas R, Abeydeera NA, Siriwanarangsun P, Healey R, Statum S, Bae WC, Chung CB. Ultrashort Time to Echo Magnetic Resonance Evaluation of Calcium Pyrophosphate Crystal Deposition in Human Menisci. Invest Radiol. 2019 Jun;54(6):349-355. doi: 10.1097/RLI.0000000000000547. PMID: 30688685; PMCID: PMC6499636.
  3. Shao H, Chang EY, Pauli C, Zanganeh S, Bae W, Chung CB, Tang G, Du J. UTE bi-component analysis of T2* relaxation in articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016 Feb;24(2):364-73. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2015.08.017. Epub 2015 Sep 14. PMID: 26382110; PMCID: PMC4898889.


  1. Akeda K, Ohishi K, Masuda K, Bae WC, Takegami N, Yamada J, Nakamura T, Sakakibara T, Kasai Y, Sudo A. Intradiscal Injection of Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma Releasate to Treat Discogenic Low Back Pain: A Preliminary Clinical Trial. Asian Spine J. 2017 Jun;11(3):380-389. doi: 10.4184/asj.2017.11.3.380. Epub 2017 Jun 15. PMID: 28670405; PMCID: PMC5481592.
  2. Mwale F, Masuda K, Grant MP, Epure LM, Kato K, Miyazaki S, Cheng K, Yamada J, Bae WC, Muehleman C, Roughley PJ, Antoniou J. Short Link N promotes disc repair in a rabbit model of disc degeneration. Arthritis Res Ther. 2018 Aug 29;20(1):201. doi: 10.1186/s13075-018-1625-9. PMID: 30157962; PMCID: PMC6116458.
  3. Bae WC, Statum S, Zhang Z, Yamaguchi T, Wolfson T, Gamst AC, Du J, Bydder GM, Masuda K, Chung CB. Morphology of the cartilaginous endplates in human intervertebral disks with ultrashort echo time MR imaging. Radiology. 2013 Feb;266(2):564-74. doi: 10.1148/radiol.12121181. Epub 2012 Nov 28. PMID: 23192776; PMCID: PMC3558871.
  4. Hwang D, Kim S, Abeydeera NA, Statum S, Masuda K, Chung CB, Siriwanarangsun P, Bae WC. Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar intervertebral discs. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2016 Dec;6(6):744-755. doi: 10.21037/qims.2016.12.09. PMID: 28090450; PMCID: PMC5219962.


  1. Kokabi N, Bae W, Diaz E, Chung CB, Bydder GM, Du J. Ultrashort TE MR imaging of bovine cortical bone: the effect of water loss on the T1 and T2* relaxation times. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Aug;66(2):476-82. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22859. Epub 2011 Feb 28. PMID: 21360749; PMCID: PMC4682560.
  2. Li S, Chang EY, Bae WC, Chung CB, Gao S, Bao S, Bydder GM, Hua Y, Du J. Ultrashort echo time bi-component analysis of cortical bone--a field dependence study. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Mar;71(3):1075-81. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24769. PMID: 23630048.
  3. Finkenstaedt T, Siriwanarangsun P, Achar S, Carl M, Finkenstaedt S, Abeydeera N, Chung CB, Bae WC. Ultrashort Time-to-Echo Magnetic Resonance Imaging at 3 T for the Detection of Spondylolysis in Cadaveric Spines: Comparison With CT. Invest Radiol. 2019 Jan;54(1):32-38. doi: 10.1097/RLI.0000000000000506. PMID: 30157099; PMCID: PMC6269191.


  1. Chang EY, Du J, Bae WC, Statum S, Chung CB. Effects of Achilles tendon immersion in saline and perfluorochemicals on T2 and T2*. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Aug;40(2):496-500. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24360. Epub 2013 Oct 23. PMID: 24155129.
  2. Chang EY, Du J, Iwasaki K, Biswas R, Statum S, He Q, Bae WC, Chung CB. Single- and Bi-component T2* analysis of tendon before and during tensile loading, using UTE sequences. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Jul;42(1):114-20. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24758. Epub 2014 Sep 15. PMID: 25223714.
  3. Finkenstaedt T, Siriwanarangsun P, Statum S, Biswas R, Anderson KE, Bae WC, Chung CB. The Calcaneal Crescent in Patients With and Without Plantar Fasciitis: An Ankle MRI Study. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Nov;211(5):1075-1082. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.19399. Epub 2018 Aug 30. PMID: 30160979.


  1. Sanal HT, Bae WC, Pauli C, Du J, Statum S, Znamirowski R, Sah RL, Chung CB. Magnetic resonance imaging of the temporomandibular joint disc: feasibility of novel quantitative magnetic resonance evaluation using histologic and biomechanical reference standards. J Orofac Pain. 2011 Fall;25(4):345-53. PMID: 22247930; PMCID: PMC4048068.
  2. Bae WC, Tafur M, Chang EY, Du J, Biswas R, Kwack KS, Healey R, Statum S, Chung CB. High-resolution morphologic and ultrashort time-to-echo quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of the temporomandibular joint. Skeletal Radiol. 2016 Mar;45(3):383-91. doi: 10.1007/s00256-015-2305-3. Epub 2015 Dec 19. PMID: 26685898; PMCID: PMC4720153.


  1. Bae WC, Temple MM, Amiel D, Coutts RD, Niederauer GG, Sah RL. Indentation testing of human cartilage: sensitivity to articular surface degeneration. Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Dec;48(12):3382-94. doi: 10.1002/art.11347. PMID: 14673990.
  2. Bae WC, Biswas R, Statum S, Sah RL, Chung CB. Sensitivity of quantitative UTE MRI to the biomechanical property of the temporomandibular joint disc. Skeletal Radiol. 2014 Sep;43(9):1217-23. doi: 10.1007/s00256-014-1901-y. Epub 2014 May 31. PMID: 24878837; PMCID: PMC4349555.
  3. Bae WC, Chen PC, Chung CB, Masuda K, D'Lima D, Du J. Quantitative ultrashort echo time (UTE) MRI of human cortical bone: correlation with porosity and biomechanical properties. J Bone Miner Res. 2012 Apr;27(4):848-57. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.1535. PMID: 22190232; PMCID: PMC3463505.