Octroi d’une bourse de carrière du FRQS au Dr Nathalie Bureau

4 juin 2019

Félicitations au Dr Nathalie Bureau, radiologiste musculo-squelettique au Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), pour l’octroi en d’une bourse du Programme de bourses de chercheur-boursier clinicien Junior 2, Volet clinique et épidémiologique,  Bourse en partenariat – Fondation de l’Association des radiologistes du Québec (FARQ) et Fonds de recherche santé Québec (FRQS).

Programme de recherche

Development and validation of new imaging techniques for musculoskeletal diseases evaluation

 Résumé.  Musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases are the leading cause of chronic pain and disability in the adult population. Rotator cuff tendon injury is the most common shoulder condition for which patients seek therapy. Elbow tendinopathies are the second most prevalent tendon disorders of the upper extremity. Unlike other diseases, biopsy to obtain histopathological characterization of tendinopathy is not an option because of the risk of tendon rupture. Hence, the characterization of tendinopathies must rely on imaging studies.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of joint disease and most frequently involves the knee. Reliable and cost-effective methods of diagnosis and prognosis to assist clinical decision-making are essential to improve the management of this disorder.

In Project 1, I lead a randomized controlled trial comparing the therapeutic efficacy of a novel US-guided tendon fenestration technique to open surgery, in patients with Chronic Lateral Epicondylosis (CLE) of the Elbow.

In Project 2, I will be the medical co-PI of a retrospective study entitled ‘Knee osteoarthritis radiographic assessment with Artificial Intelligence’ involving the development of deep learning techniques applied to medical imaging.

In Project 3, I will be the co-PI of a cross-sectional pilot study aiming at optimizing a technique of ‘Shoulder muscle elasticity assessment with MR Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI).

The long-term objective of my research program is to develop quantitative imaging techniques to improve the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of MSK diseases with the ultimate goal of improving the clinical care of patients.

Tiré de Bureau NJ, Destrempes F, Acid S, Lungu E, Moser TP, Michaud J, Cloutier G. Diagnostic Accuracy of Echo Envelope Statistical Modeling Compared to B-mode and Power Doppler US Imaging in Patients with clinically-diagnosed Lateral Epicondylosis of the Elbow. Published online February 5th, 2019. J Ultrasound Med, 2019