In this Issue: January 2020

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I would like to thank Drs. William O’Brien and Daniel Wale for the invitation to contribute to the January MSK issue of the JAOCR and for the opportunity to collaborate with my dear friend and colleague, Dr. Leah Davis, as co-guest editors. Dr. Davis and I completed our MSK fellowship training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and became friends when she was one of my fellows a few years ago. Our training and time at Henry Ford Hospital has allowed us to gain a significant amount of experience with MSK ultrasound (US), which we have incorporated into our articles in this issue. The field of MSK US is expanding quickly and many of our clinical colleagues have begun to utilize this tool. It is our hope to encourage more radiologists to take an interest in this growing field as well. In this issue, we have included something of interest for all levels—residents, fellows, and staff, both general and subspecialized.

The review articles in this issue examine the imaging evaluation and common pathology of the lateral ankle and elbow joint. In our experience, the ankle and elbow can be intimidating at first due to the somewhat complex anatomy and their relative infrequency of imaging compared with other joints. Our hope is that we have simplified the evaluation of these joints with a thorough anatomic review and structured approach to image interpretation. We have included US along with MR imaging findings in hopes of highlighting the unique capabilities of each modality.

Our case presentations and Viewbox articles contain a variety of interesting cases that can cause diagnostic dilemmas upon initial presentation. We have attempted to provide a detailed approach to these cases to make them more recognizable in clinical practice.

We would both like to acknowledge our mentors at Henry Ford Hospital, Drs. Joseph Craig and Marnix van Holsbeeck who supported us during our training and have continued to do so throughout our professional careers.

We hope that you enjoy this issue and that it inspires you to delve deeper and expand your knowledge not only of musculoskeletal radiology, but also MSK US.

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Scher C, Davis L.  In this Issue: January 2020.  J Am Osteopath Coll Radiol.  2020;9(1):4.

About the Author

Courtney Scher, D.O. and Leah Davis, D.O.

Courtney Scher, D.O. and Leah Davis, D.O.

Courtney Scher, a Senior Staff Radiologist, Department of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI and Leah Davis, D.O. is a Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Grand Traverse Radiologists, Traverse City, MI.


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