The Musculoskeletal radiology research group at OUS

J.C. HellundGroup leader
J.C. Hellund
Group leader

Musculoskeletal (MSK) radiology works in close cooperation with the orthopedic surgeons (OS), whom for many years have had a well-established research community.

The MSK research group was established in 2014, and its main goal is to stimulate and encourage consultants in MSK-radiology to take part in research. This has initially been research initiated by our collaborating clinical counterparts; the further goal is to establish independent projects based on work by MSK-radiology consultants and/or residents.

As part of this long term goal, the MSK research group holds an annually work-shop where the group members and other MSK-radiologist meet to discuss possible projects, status on ongoing research and to get updates on selected fields in MSK radiology. The latter is done by internal lectures, also providing essential training in presentation technique and professional communication to the participants.


  • T. Bøker - The Marfan study - part II. Radiologic branch – Ph.D. work for T. Bøker
  • A. Karlberg - Deltacon study – Surgical vs non surgical treatment of shoulder fracture - part of Ph.D. work by OS 
  • I. Taksdal - A study of epidemiology and outcome in chondrosarcoma - Radiologic part of Ph.D. work by OS
  • E. Kirkhus:
    • Disc displacement and osteoarthritis in the temporomandibular joints: a long term follow-up of patients with and without surgical treatment  - PhD work Caroline Hol, Faculty of Dentistry University of Oslo   
    • Reduction of metal artifact in musculoskeletal CT scans – a phantom and clinical study (Masterstudie Petter Midtun)
    • International cooperation regarding validation of MRI wholebody  -OMERACT (Prof. A Doria, hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada)
    • Strategies towards personalised treatment in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA): the MyJIA trial.

Contact information
Johan Castberg Hellund, Unit of Musculoskeletal radiology, Dept. of Radiology and Nuclear medicine, Ullevål, OUS,, +47 47841782