Thomas Link M.D.
Radiologist | Body Imaging400 Parnassus Ave Box 0628 San Francisco California, 94143
Thomas Link, MD, PhD, is a radiologist with over 24 years of experience at the University of California, affiliated with seven hospitals in the University of California System. He was educated at the University of Mainz, Dr. Link completed an internship at the University of Mï¿½nster and a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He has published three books and over 300 articles and is a professional member of the Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, and the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.
Education and Training
MD at the University of Mainz
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Performance of a flat-panel detector in detecting artificial bone lesions: comparison with conventional screen-film and storage-phosphor radiography.
- Magnetic resonance imaging of normal and osteoarthritic trabecular bone structure in the human knee.
- Bone structure of the distal radius and the calcaneus vs BMD of the spine and proximal femur in the prediction of osteoporotic spine fractures.
- Analysis of vertebral morphology in idiopathic scoliosis with use of magnetic resonance imaging and multiplanar reconstruction.
- Iron-oxide-enhanced MR imaging of bone marrow in patients with non-Hodgkin's
- Dynamic MR pancreatography after secretin administration: image quality and diagnostic accuracy.
- High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging to assess trabecular bone structure in patients after transplantation: a review.
- Imaging of trabecular bone structure.
- Local differences in the trabecular bone structure of the proximal femur depicted with high-spatial-resolution MR imaging and multisection CT.
- Osteoarthritis: MR imaging findings in different stages of disease and correlation with clinical findings.
- Highly efficient paramagnetic labelling of embryonic and neuronal stem cells.
- High-resolution MRI vs multislice spiral CT: which technique depicts the trabecular bone structure best?
- Detection and quantification of breast tumor necrosis with MR imaging: value of the necrosis-avid contrast agent Gadophrin-3.
- Targeting of hematopoietic progenitor cells with MR contrast agents.
- Osteoporosis imaging.
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Public Speaking, Society Meetings, Post-Grad Students -
- University of Muenster School of Medicine, Radiology 1993
- UCSF Medical Center, Radiology 1997
- UCSF Medical Center, Radiology 1997
- University of Mnster, Germany
- University of California, San Francisco
Professional Society Memberships
- Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, ISMRM
Articles and Publications
- 3 Books and Over 300 Articles Published
What do you attribute your success to?
- Hard work, loves what he does and enjoys it.
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