University of Wisconsin-Madison at the 2022 Society of Skeletal Radiologists (SSR) Annual Meeting

The 2022 meeting of the Society of Skeletal Radiologists (SSR) kicked off in Coronado, California on Sunday, March 13th. The University of Wisconsin – Madison Department of Radiology had a strong group of presentations and abstracts from our Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention Section. Our very own Donna Blankenbaker, MD, FACR serves as the President-elect for SSR and as the Program Chair for the meeting. Check out the full list of presenters from the Department of Radiology below! 


Sunday, March 13 

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM – Joseph Tang, MD: Radiomics-based Machine Learning Analysis of Non-contrast T1 MR Images Distinguishes Lipomas from Atypical Lipomatous Tumors/Well-Differentiated Liposarcomas 

12:00 PM – Zachary Stewart, MD: Case of the Day: Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma to Skeletal Muscle 

Donna Blankenbaker, MD, FACR served as Dr. Stewart’s faculty mentor for this presentation. 

4:35 PM – Kenneth Lee, MD, MBASAM Session: SSR Controversy Session: Should we give MSK US away?

Monday, March 14 

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Andrew Ross, MD, MPH: Panel Moderator for the MSK Intervention Section 

1 PM – 4 PM: Andrew Ross, MD, MPH & Humberto Rosas, MD: Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Hands-On Workshop – Elbow ultrasound with dynamic imaging 

Tuesday, March 15 

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM – Lindsay Stratchko, DO & Andrew Ross, MD, MPH: MRI Role in Approving and Planning Image-guided Bone and Soft Tissue Biopsy 

Wednesday, March 16 

9 AM – 9:15 AM – Zachary Stewart, MD: Shear wave speed as a useful biomarker of tendon health: Correlation with conventional US and clinical scores in a blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial for treatment of Jumper’s knee  

Kenneth Lee, MD, MBA served as Dr. Stewart’s faculty mentor for this presentation. 

Educational Exhibits 

Jennifer Pitts, MDLindsay Stratchko, DOKenneth Lee, MD, MBA; Donna Blankenbaker, MD, FACR; Humberto Rosas, MD; Andrew Ross, MD, MPH: Ultrasound-guided nerve block prior to biopsy of suspected neurogenic tumors: safety and feasibility in a pilot study

Alex McDonald, MD; Kenneth Lee, MD, MBAPlatelet-Rich Plasma Treatment: Biologic Principles and Treatment Considerations for the Musculoskeletal Radiologist