Skeletal Growth Imaging Lab

Dr. Diego Jaramillo and lab members

Skeletal Growth Imaging Lab

Location and Contact Information

Skeletal Growth Imaging Lab
530 West 166 Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10032
United States

Principal Investigator

The Skeletal Growth Imaging Lab is applying a novel MR technique, diffusion tensor imaging of the physis and metaphysis (DTI-P/M), to better understand normal and abnormal bone growth. We have pioneered DTI-P/M of the knee, a technique that generates tracts based on anisotropic diffusion of water through the physeal and metaphyseal columns, to measure tract volume, tract length, and fractional anisotropy (FA), a marker of tissue organization. Our central hypothesis is that height velocity, growth potential, and response to growth hormone treatment can be predicted by quantifying physeal tract volume on DTI-P/M. Our goal is to validate DTI-P/M as a biomarker for growth, with implications for assessing response to growth hormone therapy and facilitating decisions about surgical approaches to common pediatric orthopedic conditions.

Meet our Principal Investigator

How Tall Will You Be? How Fast Will You Grow?

Boy measuring his height
Join Our Study!