About Us

The Program of Advanced Musculoskeletal Imaging (PAMI), part of the Musculoskeletal Research Center at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute, advances musculoskeletal imaging, specifically advanced quantitative imaging, for improved orthopaedic and rheumatologic healthcare through technical development, clinical translation and education.

PAMI is built upon nationally top-ranked clinical care and research in orthopaedics and rheumatology and excellent imaging research resources, establishing new collaborations across Cleveland Clinic and around the world.

Multi-Disciplinary Collaborations & Resources

PAMI brings together investigators from across Cleveland Clinic to foster multidisciplinary collaborations with MR physicists, imaging scientists, engineers, radiologists, orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists and biostatisticians. The program utilizes resources and equipment across Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute, Imaging Institute and Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute and employs multimodalities including high-field whole body MRI (3T and 7T), animal MRI (7T), NMR spectrometer, whole body CT, microCT, nuclear medicine (PET/SPECT), PET/MR and ultrasound. Novel imaging acquisition, image processing and quantitative analysis methodologies will be developed for improving structural, biochemical and functional assessment of musculoskeletal tissues including cartilage, bone, tendon, ligament, muscle and fat.

PAMI strives for excellence in technical development and rapid translation of state-of-the-art methodologies into the routine clinical environment, with the goal of improving early diagnosis and critical evaluation after treatment for significant musculoskeletal diseases. The program has a particular emphasis on quantitative imaging methodology development with an effort of transforming patient care by quantitative radiology.

Education & Training Opportunities

We are committed to providing unique educational and training opportunities to post-doctoral researchers, clinical residents and fellows, graduate students, medical students and visiting scholars who are interested cutting-edge multidisciplinary musculoskeletal imaging research. Contact us if you are interested in training with us.

Meetings & Seminars

We host regular meetings and seminars to share expertise and collaborate towards the further advancement of technologies. Contact us if you are interested in joining.