Musculoskeletal Imaging

Dr. Lawrence White

Head, Musculoskeletal Imaging


The Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University of Toronto is composed of a group of dedicated and talented musculoskeletal faculty members across each of the teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto: Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI) at Mount Sinai Hospital, University Health Network (UHN, comprising Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre) and Women’s College Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital, and the Hospital for Sick Children.  The Division is a vibrant group with academic strengths in clinical care, teaching, and research and a strong multidisciplinary relationships with allied Musculoskeletal medical and surgical programs across our sites.

The division of musculoskeletal imaging comprehensively covers the full spectrum of musculoskeletal disease processes. These include sports medicine, trauma, oncology, pediatric, arthritic and specialist orthopedic and rheumatologic referrals. A wide range of CT, fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided interventional techniques are performed including biopsies, aspirations, discograms, arthrograms, facet joint and nerve root injections.

The Hospital for Sick Children is internationally renowned for pediatrics. Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Mount Sinai Hospital are the principal musculoskeletal oncology referral centres in Canada. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital are busy major trauma centres for Toronto. The Toronto Western Hospital has a special interest in hand, foot and ankle surgery. Sports medicine and joint arthroplasty are foci of interest at all the sites. Each of the institutions has state of the art imaging equipment in all modalities.

The University of Toronto has excellent clinical and research programs in orthopedic surgery, rheumatology and oncology, with active participation by the members of the division of MSK imaging. Collaboration for imaging research in MSK diseases is available with the downtown imaging physics group at MSH-UHN.