Working Groups

Imaging

Expert
Working
Group

History

In 2002, the MRI Expert Working Group held their first meeting and a business plan was developed. Following this, in March 2003, Drs. Kilcoyne, Babyn, Lundin and Doria met in Toronto, Canada. Their collaborative work produced two publications, (Lundin B et al., 2005 & Doria AS et al., 2005). Also in 2003, the MRI Expert Working Group convened during the first IPSG Symposium in Montreal, Canada to review the work from the meeting in March and to plan the group’s future goals and activities. 

 In March 2004, Drs. Kilcoyne, Babyn, Lundin and Doria met again in Toronto, Canada. The work achieved at this meeting resulted in another publication, found here (Doria AS et al., 2006). In October 2005, during the second IPSG Symposium in Munich, Germany, the MRI Expert Working Group came together to discuss their next research objectives. This included changing the name of the group to reflect interest in further imaging techniques, particularly, ultrasound. Hence, the group became known as the Imaging Expert Working Group and during the symposium the members finished planning the group’s next research project.

Again, in March 2006, Drs. Kilcoyne, Babyn, Lundin and Doria met in Toronto and collectively read MRIs of patient elbows. Stemming from this work, the group’s next publication was completed, found here (Doria AS et al., 2008). The third IPSG Symposium was held in Toronto in 2007, there the Imaging Expert Working Group reviewed the compatible scoring scheme and a reduced single-scale version was outlined. In August 2008, the group met in Toronto to test the new version of the scale. Between 2008 and 2012, the group continued to work on an outcome measurement scale, in particular, the IPSG 17-point scale that was revised to include more comprehensive criteria for subchondral cysts and cartilage degradation (Lundin B et al., 2012). This scale proved capable of discerning soft tissue and osteochondral changes and has been adapted for use with ultrasound. Most recently, the Imaging Expert Working Group met in November 2014 in New York for the fifth IPSG Symposium. 

Members

Imaging Expert Working Group
Dr. Björn Lundin
(Sweden) [Co-Chair]
Dr. Paul Babyn
(Canada) [Co-Chair]
Dr. Andrea Doria
(Canada)                                                                              
Dr. Amy Dunn
(USA)
Dr. Rolf Ljung
(Sweden)
Dr. Carlo Martinoli
(Italy)
Dr. Shyamkumar Keshava
(India)
Prof. Sridhar V. Gibikote
(India)
Dr. Jennifer Stimec
(Canada)
Dr. Olympia Papakonstantinou
(Greece)
Dr. Helen Pergantou
(Greece)
Dr. Annette von Drygalski (USA)

 

Prof. Rolf Ljung
MD, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Amy Dunn
MD
Dr. Björn Lundin
MD, PhD
Dr. Jennifer Stimec
MD, FRCPC
Dr. Sridhar Gibikote
MBBS, DMRD, DNB
Dr. Shyamkumar Keshava
MBBS, DMRD, DNB, FRCR, FRANZCR
Dr. Helen Pergantou
MD, PhD
Dr. Annette Von Drygalski
MD, PharmD