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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Baum T, Joseph GB, Karampinos DC, Jungmann PM, Link TM, Bauer JS. Cartilage and meniscal T2 relaxation time as non-invasive biomarker for knee osteoarthritis and cartilage repair procedures. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Oct; 21(10):1474-84.
  13. Burghardt AJ, Lee CH, Kuo D, Majumdar S, Imboden JB, Link TM, Li X. Quantitative In Vivo HR-pQCT Imaging of 3D Wrist and Metacarpophalangeal Joint Space Width in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013 Dec; 41(12):2553-64.
  14. Nardo L, Sandman DN, Virayavanich W, Zhang L, Souza RB, Steinbach L, Guindani M, Link TM. Bone marrow changes related to disuse. Eur Radiol. 2013 Dec; 23(12):3422-31.
  15. Lin W, Alizai H, Joseph GB, Srikhum W, Nevitt MC, Lynch JA, McCulloch CE, Link TM. Physical activity in relation to knee cartilage T2 progression measured with 3 T MRI over a period of 4 years: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Oct; 21(10):1558-66.
  16. Jungmann PM, Tham SC, Liebl H, Nevitt MC, McCulloch CE, Lynch J, Link TM. Association of trochlear dysplasia with degenerative abnormalities in the knee: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Oct; 42(10):1383-92.
  17. Su F, Hilton JF, Nardo L, Wu S, Liang F, Link TM, Ma CB, Li X. Cartilage morphology and T1? and T2 quantification in ACL-reconstructed knees: a 2-year follow-up. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2013 Aug; 21(8):1058-67.
  18. Subburaj K, Valentinitsch A, Dillon AB, Joseph GB, Li X, Link TM, Vail TP, Majumdar S. Regional variations in MR relaxation of hip joint cartilage in subjects with and without femoralacetabular impingement. Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Sep; 31(7):1129-36.
  19. Chundru R, Baum T, Nardo L, Nevitt MC, Lynch J, McCulloch CE, Link TM. Focal knee lesions in knee pairs of asymptomatic and symptomatic subjects with OA risk factors--data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Eur J Radiol. 2013 Aug; 82(8):e367-73.
  20. Srikhum W, Virayavanich W, Burghardt AJ, Yu A, Link TM, Imboden JB, Li X. Quantitative and semiquantitative bone erosion assessment on high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography in rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2013 Apr; 40(4):408-16.

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