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
  • Rudavsky A, Cook J, Docking S. Quantifying proximal patellar tendon changes during adolescence in elite ballet dancers, a 2-year study. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2018;00:1–6. Abstract
  • Rabello LM, van den Akker-Scheek I, Kuipers IF, Diercks RL, Brink MS, Zwerver J. Bilateral changes in tendon structure of patients diagnosed with unilateral insertional or midportion achilles tendinopathy or patellar tendinopathy. Springer Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2019 FREE ACCES
  • Rabello LM, Zwerver J, Stewart RE, van den Akker-Scheek I, Brink. Patellar tendon structure responds to load over a 7‐week preseason in elite male volleyball players Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. April 2019 PMID: 30942914