Muskuloskeletal Imaging Group

The Musculoskeletal Imaging Research Group is an interdisciplinary research group in the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland. The group forms a cohesive center for faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, research staff, and medical students to pursue teaching and research in musculoskeletal imaging.

In close collaboration with industrial partners and the clinical musculoskeletal sections at the University Hospital of Zurich (Department of Trauma Surgery, Department of Rheumatology, Department of Geriatrics, Department of Neurology, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)  the Musculoskeletal Imaging Research Group aims to integrate research and build collaborations between basic scientists, clinical scientists, physicians, and radiologists establishing a strong resource for musculoskeletal imaging-based research at the University of Zurich. There is also close collaboration with the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, an institution of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Department of Neuroradiology and the Orthopedic University Hospital Balgrist.

Ongoing projects include studies on new developments in all imaging modalities with focus on CT and MR imaging, including systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials.

Innovative applications of ultrasound for soft-tissue imaging (e.g. elastography, Speed-of-Sound measurements) in a large variety of diseases (e.g. sarcopenia) are further active research areas in collaboration with the ETH Zurich and the sonography group of our departement (head: Prof. M. Rominger).

Head of Musculoskelatal (MSK) Imaging Research Group

Roman Guggenberger, Prof. Dr. med. univ.

Leitender Arzt, Institut für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie

Tel. +41 43 253 95 32
Spezialgebiete: Muskuloskelettale Radiologie, Neuroradiologie, Neurographie peripherer Nerven

Members of the MSK research group

From the Department of Radiology

Marga Rominger, Prof. Dr. med.

Oberärztin meV, Institut für diagnostische und interventionelle Radiologie

Tel. +41 44 255 29 00
Spezialgebiete: Muskuloskeletale Bildgebung, Kardiovaskuläre Bildgebung, Ultraschallbasierte Verfahren mit Klinik, Forschung, Aus-, Weiter- und Fortbildung

Urs Jakob Mühlematter, Dr. med.

Oberarzt, Klinik für Nuklearmedizin

Tel. +41 43 253 86 83

From the University of Zurich

Several medical students, master students, and fellows

External Experts

Associated experts from various vendors, e.g. Siemens Healthcare Schweiz AG, Philips and GE Healthcare.

Technical Resources

  • X-ray (different vendors)
  • DEXA und pQCT (Lunar, XCT 3000)
  • Dual-Source/-energy CT (2x 128; Siemens Somatom Force, Flash and Definition Edge)
  • Photon-Counting CT (Naeotom Alpha)
  • MRI (different vendors ; 2 x 1.5T; 8 x 3.0T; 1 x 7.0T)
  • Fluoroscopy (GE and Siemens, 4x)
  • PET-CT (GE, 2x)
  • PET-MR (GE, 1x)
  • 3D Lab


University Hospital Zurich
Department of Radiology
Ramistrasse 100
8091 Zurich