Publications about UTC imaging® in Human Scientific Research and its Clinical Applications

  • van Schie HT, de Vos RJ, de Jonge S, Bakker EM, Heijboer MP, Verhaar JA, Tol JL and Weinans H. Ultrasonographic tissue characterisation of human Achilles tendons: quantification of tendon structure through a novel non-invasive approach. Br J Sports Med 2010; 44(16): 1153-1159. PMID: 19666626 Download: UTC-vanSchie 2010
  • de Vos RJ, Weir A, Tol JL, Verhaar JA, Weinans H and van Schie HT. No effects of PRP on ultrasonographic tendon structure and neovascularisation in chronic midportion tendinopathy. Br J Sports Med 2011 ; 45(5): 387-392. PMID: 21047840    FREE ACCESS
  • de Jonge S, de Vos RJ, Weir A, van Schie HT, Bierma-Zeinstra SM, Verhaar JA, Weinans H, Tol JL. One-year follow-up of platelet-rich plasma treatment in chronic Achilles tendinopathy: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial. Am J Sports Med 2011 May 21. PMID: 21602565
  • de Vos RJ, Heijboer MP, Weinans H, Verhaar JAN, van Schie JTM. Tendon structure’s lack of relation to clinical outcome after eccentric exercises in chronic midportion Achilles tendinopathy. J Sport Rehabil. 2012 Apr:21(1):34-43. PMID: 22100744
  • Cook JL, Purdam CR. The challenge of managing tendinopathy in competing athletes. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Apr;48(7):506-509. Erratum in: Br J Sports Med. 2014 Sep;48(17):1333. PMID: 23666020
  • Rosengarten SD, Cook JL, Bryant AL, Cordy JT, Daffy J, Docking SI. Australian football players’ Achilles tendons respond to game loads within 2 days: an ultrasound tissue characterisation (UTC) study. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Feb;49(3):183-187. PMID: 24735840
  • Masci L, Spang C, van Schie HT, Alfredson H. Achilles tendinopathy-do plantaris tendon removal and Achilles tendon scraping improve tendon structure? A prospective study using ultrasound tissue characterisation. BMJ Open Sp Ex Med 2015;1:e000005 doi:10.1136/bmjsem-2015-000005 FREE ACCESS
  • de Jonge S, Rozenberg R, Vieyra B, Stam HJ, Aanstoot HJ, Weinans H, van Schie HT, Praet SF. Achilles tendons in people with type 2 diabetes show mildly compromised structure: an ultrasound tissue characterisation study. Br J Sports Med. 2015 Jan 13 pii: bjsports-2014-093696. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-093696. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25586910
  • Van Ark M, Docking SI, van den Akker-Scheek I, Rudavsky A, Rio E, Zwerver J, Cook JL. Does the adolescent patellar tendon respond to 5 days of cumulative load during a volleyball tournament? Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 Feb 18. doi; 10.1111/sms. 12426. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25694241
  • Docking SI, Rosengarten SD, Cook J. Achilles tendon structure improves on UTC imaging over a 5-month pre-season in elite Australian football players. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 May 5. doi; 10.1111/sms. 12469. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 25943892
  • Docking SI, Cook J. Pathological tendons maintain sufficient aligned fibrillar structure on ultrasound tissue characterisation (UTC). Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 Jun 9. Doi: 10.1111/sms. 12491. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26059532
  • Docking SI, Rosengarten SD, Daffy J, Cook J. Structural integrity is decreased in both Achilles tendons in people with unilateral Achilles tendinopathy. J Sci Med Sport. 2015 Jul;18(4):383-387. doi: 1016/j.jsams.2014.06.004. Epub 2014 Jun 20. PMID: 25024134
  • Jarrod Antflick , Chris Myers , Management of Tendinopathies with Ultrasound Tissue Characterisation. SportEX Medicine 2014;61(July):26-30 FREE ACCESS
  • Masci L, Spang C, van Schie HT, Alfredson H. How to diagnose plantaris tendon involvement in midportion Achilles tendinopathy – clinical and imaging findings. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2016;17:97. DOI: 10.1186/s12891-016-0955-5 FREE ACCESS
  • Wezenbeek,  N. Mahieu, TM. Willems, D. Van Tiggelen, M. De Muynck, D. De Clercq, E. Witvrouw, What does normal tendon structure look like? New insights into tissue characterization in the Achilles tendon. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2017 Jul;27(7):746-753. PMID: 27367438
  • Bedi HS, Jowett C, Ristanis S, Docking S, Cook J. Plantaris Excision and Ventral Paratendinous Scraping for Achilles Tendinopathy in an Athletic Population. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Apr;37(4):386-393. PMID: 26637273
  • Waugh CM, Alktebi T, de Sa A, Scott A. Impact of Rest Duration on Achilles Tendon Structure and Function Following Isometric Training. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2017 June 12. doi: 10.1111/sms.12930. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28603874
  • Wynter Bee W, Ubhi J, Kumar B. Subcategories of tendinopathy using ultrasound tissue characterization (UTC): dorsal mid-portion achilles tendinopathy is more severe than ventral Achilles tendinopathy. Br J Sports Med. 2017 May 10. Doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2017-097827.4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28490458
  • Stanley LE, Lucero A, Mauntel TC, Kennedy M, Walker N, Marshall SW, Padua DA, Berkoff DJ. Achilles tendon adaptation in cross-country runners across a competitive season. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2017 Apr 28. doi: 10.1111/sms.12903. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28455943
  • Esmaeili A, Stewart AM, Hopkins WG, Elias GP, Aughey RJ. Effects of Training and Leg Dominance on Achilles and Patellar Tendon Structure. Int J Sports Physiol Perform. 2017 Apr;12(Suppl 2):S2122-S2126. Doi: 10.1123/ijspp.2016-0397. {Epub 2016 Dec 5] PMID: 27918676  Download: Esmaeli A.
  • Hernandez G, Dominquez D, Moreno J, Til L, Capdevila L, Pedret C, van Schie HT, Rodas G. Caracterizacion por Ultrasound Tissue Characterization de los tendons rotulianos de jugadores de baloncesto; comparacion entre profesionales versus formativos y asintomaticos versus sintomaticos. Apunts Med Esport 2017 FREE ACCESS