Publications

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
  • 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. Version of Record online: 1 JUL 2016, DOI: 10.1111/sms.12706

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

  • van Schie HT, Bakker EM, Cherdchutham W, Jonker AM, van de Lest CH, van Weeren PR. Monitoring of the repair process of surgically created lesions in equine superficial digital flexor tendons by use of computerized ultrasonography. Am J Vet Res. 2009; 70(1): 37-48. PMID: 19119947
  • Bosch G, van Weeren PR, Barneveld A and van Schie HT. Computerised analysis of standardised ultrasonographic images to monitor the repair of surgically created core lesions in equine superficial digital flexor tendons following treatment with intratendinous platelet rich plasma or placebo. Vet J 2011; 187(1): 92-98. PMID: 19932036
  • David F, Cadby J, Bosch G, Brama P, van Weeren R, van Schie HT. Short-term cast immobilisation is effective in reducing lesion propagation in a surgical model of equine superficial digital flexor tendon injury. Equine Vet J. 2012 Sep;44(5):570-575. PMID: 22136807
  • Docking SI, Daffy J, van Schie HT, Cook JL. Tendon structure changes after maximal exercise in the Thoroughbred horse: use of ultrasound tissue characterisation to detect in vivo tendon response. Vet J. 2012 Dec;194(3):338-342. PMID: 22658820
  • Cadby JA, David F, van de Lest C, Bosch G, van Weeren PR, Snedeker JG, van Schie HT. Further characterisation of an experimental model of tendinopathy in the horse. Equine Vet J. 2013 Sep;45(5):642-648. PMID: 23448172

Fundamental research of UTC imaging®

  • van Schie HT, Bakker EM and van Weeren PR. Ultrasonographic evaluation of equine tendons: a quantitative in vitro study of the effects of amplifier gain level, transducer-tilt, and transducer-displacement. Vet Radiology Ultrasound 1999; 40(2): 151-160. PMID: 10225527
  • van Schie HT, Bakker EM, Jonker AM and van Weeren PR. Ultrasonographic tissue characterization of equine superficial digital flexor tendons by means of gray level statistics. Am J Vet Res 2000; 61(2): 210-219. PMID: 10685695
  • van Schie HT and Bakker EM. Structure-related echoes in ultrasonographic images of equine superficial digital flexor tendons. Am J Vet Res 2000; 61(2): 202-209. PMID: 10685694
  • van Schie HT, Bakker EM, Jonker AM and van Weeren PR. Efficacy of computerized discrimination between structure-related and non-structure-related echoes in ultrasonographic images for the quantitative evaluation of the structural integrity of superficial digital flexor tendons in horses. Am J Vet Res 2001; 62(7): 1159-1166. PMID: 11453496
  • van Schie HT, Bakker EM, Jonker AM and van Weeren PR. Computerized ultrasonographic tissue characterization of equine superficial digital flexor tendons by means of stability quantification of echo patterns in contiguous transverse ultrasonographic images. Am J Vet Res 2003; 64(3): 366-375. PMID: 12661879
  • van Schie HT, Bakker EM, Cherdchutham W, Jonker AM, van de Lest CH and van Weeren PR. Monitoring of the repair process of surgically created lesions in equine superficial digital flexor tendons by use of computerized ultrasonography. Am J Vet Res 2009; 70(1): 37-48. PMID: 19119947