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Opportunities and challenges of musculoskeletal imaging: Achievements and prospects over the past decade in China
NI Ming  YUAN Huishu 

Cite this article as: Ni M, Yuan HS. Opportunities and challenges of musculoskeletal imaging: Achievements and prospects over the past decade in China[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(10): 18-22, 45. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.10.003.

[Abstract] Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, musculoskeletal imaging has ushered in rapid development. Relying on the promotion of national policies, the popularization of national fitness, the improvement of people's health awareness, the help of the Musculoskeletal Group of Chinese Society of Radiology the development of professional courses and lectures, and the continuous emergence of scientific research results, musculoskeletal imaging has received more and more attention. The influence of the discipline is continuously improved, and the professional ability of radiologists is continually improved. With the update of MRI hardware facilities, the development of accessories, and the development and application of related technologies, the clinical value and application scope of musculoskeletal imaging have continued to increase, benefiting more and more patients. Musculoskeletal imaging plays an irreplaceable role in the identification, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and quantitative analysis of various musculoskeletal diseases. It provides valuable information for clinical diagnosis and treatment, assists clinical decision-making, and is an indispensable inspection method for accurate medical treatment. Nevertheless, musculoskeletal imaging still has great potential for improvement in many aspects, such as postoperative efficacy evaluation, artificial intelligence (AI)-aided diagnosis, early disease screening, etc. The past ten years have been an important stage in the development of musculoskeletal imaging. The increase in the penetration rate of MRI equipment, the development of different diagnostic techniques, and the emergence of AI-enabled intelligent medical care have all provided opportunities for the development of musculoskeletal imaging. It is believed that shortly, musculoskeletal imaging will be able to break new ground, forge ahead, continue to improve and make more outstanding contributions to the national health strategy and the people's health.
[Keywords] sports injury;degenerative disease;tumor;fracture;musculoskeletal system imaging;magnetic resonance imaging;diffusion weighted imaging;artificial intelligence;imaging technology;early diagnosis;quantitative diagnosis;development achievements;achievements transformation;prognosis;prospect

NI Ming   YUAN Huishu*  

Department of Radiology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191, China

Yuan HS, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81871326, 82171927).
Received  2022-08-26
Accepted  2022-10-14
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.10.003
Cite this article as: Ni M, Yuan HS. Opportunities and challenges of musculoskeletal imaging: Achievements and prospects over the past decade in China[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(10): 18-22, 45. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.10.003.

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