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Thomas Link, M.D.

Radiologist

Additional Languages

French
German

Education

Johannes Gutenberg University School of Medicine 1987

Residencies

University of Muenster School of Medicine 1993

Fellowships

University of Muenster School of Medicine, Radiology 1993
UCSF Medical Center, Radiology 1997

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Eckstein F, Kwoh CK, Link TM. Imaging research results from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI): a review and lessons learned 10 years after start of enrolment. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 Jul; 73(7):1289-300.
  2. Kazakia GJ, Tjong W, Nirody JA, Burghardt AJ, Carballido-Gamio J, Patsch JM, Link T, Feeley BT, Benjamin Ma C. The influence of disuse on bone microstructure and mechanics assessed by HR-pQCT. Bone. 2014 Jun; 63:132-40.
  3. Alizai H, Virayavanich W, Joseph GB, Nardo L, Liu F, Liebl H, Nevitt MC, Lynch JA, McCulloch CE, Link TM. Cartilage Lesion Score: Comparison of a Quantitative Assessment Score with Established Semiquantitative MR Scoring Systems. Radiology. 2014 May; 271(2):479-87.
  4. Kumar D, Karampinos DC, Macleod TD, Lin W, Nardo L, Li X, Link TM, Majumdar S, Souza RB. Quadriceps intramuscular fat fraction rather than muscle size is associated with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014 Feb; 22(2):226-34.
  5. Jungmann PM, Liu F, Link TM. What has imaging contributed to the epidemiological understanding of osteoarthritis? Skeletal Radiol. 2014 Mar; 43(3):271-5.
  6. Thevenot J, Hirvasniemi J, Finnilä M, Pulkkinen P, Kuhn V, Link T, Eckstein F, Jämsä T, Saarakkala S. Trabecular homogeneity index derived from plain radiograph to evaluate bone quality. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Dec; 28(12):2584-91.
  7. Jungmann PM, Kraus MS, Alizai H, Nardo L, Baum T, Nevitt MC, McCulloch CE, Joseph GB, Lynch JA, Link TM. Association of metabolic risk factors with cartilage degradation assessed by t2 relaxation time at the knee: data from the osteoarthritis initiative. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Dec; 65(12):1942-50.
  8. Bauer JS, Sidorenko I, Mueller D, Baum T, Issever AS, Eckstein F, Rummeny EJ, Link TM, Raeth CW. Prediction of bone strength by µCT and MDCT-based finite-element-models: How much spatial resolution is needed? Eur J Radiol. 2014 Jan; 83(1):e36-42.
  9. Schooler J, Kumar D, Nardo L, McCulloch C, Li X, Link TM, Majumdar S. Longitudinal evaluation of T1? and T2 spatial distribution in osteoarthritic and healthy medial knee cartilage. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014 Jan; 22(1):51-62.
  10. Kumar D, Subburaj K, Lin W, Karampinos DC, McCulloch CE, Li X, Link TM, Souza RB, Majumdar S. Quadriceps and hamstrings morphology is related to walking mechanics and knee cartilage MRI relaxation times in young adults. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013 Dec; 43(12):881-90.
  11. Solomon DA, Antonescu CR, Link TM, O'Donnell RJ, Folpe AL, Horvai AE. Hemosiderotic fibrolipomatous tumor, not an entirely benign entity. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Oct; 37(10):1627-30.
  12. Marsh M, Souza RB, Wyman BT, Hellio Le Graverand MP, Subburaj K, Link TM, Majumdar S. Differences between X-ray and MRI-determined knee cartilage thickness in weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing conditions. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Dec; 21(12):1876-85.
  13. Nardo L, Karampinos DC, Lansdown DA, Carballido-Gamio J, Lee S, Maroldi R, Ma CB, Link TM, Krug R. Quantitative assessment of fat infiltration in the rotator cuff muscles using water-fat MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 May; 39(5):1178-85.
  14. Räth C, Baum T, Monetti R, Sidorenko I, Wolf P, Eckstein F, Matsuura M, Lochmüller EM, Zysset PK, Rummeny EJ, Link TM, Bauer JS. Scaling relations between trabecular bone volume fraction and microstructure at different skeletal sites. Bone. 2013 Dec; 57(2):377-83.
  15. Jungmann PM, Kraus MS, Nardo L, Liebl H, Alizai H, Joseph GB, Liu F, Lynch J, McCulloch CE, Nevitt MC, Link TM. T2 relaxation time measurements are limited in monitoring progression, once advanced cartilage defects at the knee occur: Longitudinal data from the osteoarthritis initiative. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Dec; 38(6):1415-24.
  16. Virayavanich W, Alizai H, Baum T, Nardo L, Nevitt MC, Lynch JA, McCulloch CE, Link TM. Association of frequent knee bending activity with focal knee lesions detected with 3T magnetic resonance imaging: data from the osteoarthritis initiative. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Sep; 65(9):1441-8.
  17. Patsch JM, Zulliger MA, Vilayphou N, Samelson EJ, Cejka D, Diarra D, Berzaczy G, Burghardt AJ, Link TM, Weber M, Loewe C. Quantification of lower leg arterial calcifications by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography. Bone. 2014 Jan; 58:42-7.
  18. Kumar D, Wyatt CR, Lee S, Nardo L, Link TM, Majumdar S, Souza RB. Association of cartilage defects, and other MRI findings with pain and function in individuals with mild-moderate radiographic hip osteoarthritis and controls. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Nov; 21(11):1685-92.
  19. Patsch JM, Li X, Baum T, Yap SP, Karampinos DC, Schwartz AV, Link TM. Bone marrow fat composition as a novel imaging biomarker in postmenopausal women with prevalent fragility fractures. J Bone Miner Res. 2013 Aug; 28(8):1721-8.
  20. Bucknor MD, Gross AJ, Link TM. Voriconazole-induced periostitis in two post-transplant patients. J Radiol Case Rep. 2013; 7(8):10-7.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.