Clinical Osteoarthritis and Diagnostic Imaging Program

Reviewed July 12, 2013

Research Areas

  • Clinical osteoarthritis and the osteoarthritis initiative
    • Epidemiology and pathogenesis of osteoarthritis
    • Environmental and genetic risk factors of osteoarthritis
    • Treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of osteoarthritis
    • Novel methods for cartilage and joint imaging
  • Bone Quality and Skeletal Imaging
    • In vivo methods for macro and micro scale imaging of bone
    • Skeletal architecture and mechanical properties of bone
    • Bone quality assessment
    • Clinical studies related to bone strength and density

Staff Contact

Gayle Lester, Ph.D.
Program Director
Clinical Osteoarthritis & Diagnostic Imaging Program
Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases
NIAMS, NIH, DHHS
One Democracy Plaza
6701 Democracy Blvd. Ste. 800
Bethesda, MD 20892-4872
Email: lester1@mail.nih.gov