In musculo-skeletal pathologies, sectional imaging is complementary ultrasound and X-rays.
Musculo-skeletal imaging is an essential tool for the etiological assessment of vertebrae, joint or muscle pain, requiring different imaging modalities for each situation (e.g., X-rays, CT scan and MRI). CT and/or MRI are perfectly adapted for the detection of disc hernia (e.g., in cervicobrachial neuralgia, sciatica or cruralgia for instance) or a decrease in the size of the spinal canal (e.g., narrowing of the cervical or lumbar canal…) or of a foramen (e.g., narrowing or foraminal stenosis), notably through the use of a three-dimensional exploration with high spatial resolution. MRI is also the examination of choice when exploring the menisci and knee ligaments (collateral ligament, cruciate ligament…) and shoulder tendons (e.g., supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis, long biceps…).
Professor Guillaume Bierry is a University Professor in the Department of Radiology 2 of the University Hospital of Strasbourg. He is Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University Hospital of Strasbourg and coordinator of the Diploma in Medical Imaging (DES) for the Alsace region. He is also in charge of the DTS ” Medical Imaging ” diploma in Strasbourg. In addition to being a Doctor in Medicine (2007) and in Biomedical Sciences (2008), he is also a laureate of the Academy of Medicine (2010), and holds a Habilitation to conduct research (HDR, 2013) and an EMBA in “Hospital Management” from EM Strasbourg (2016).