Dr. Malloy Featured by Journal of Orthopaedic Research

By Caitlin Burns | September 11, 2020

By Josephine Mueller ’21

Dr. Philip Malloy, assistant professor of Physical Therapy, published the article “1.5 T magnetic resonance imaging generates accurate 3D proximal femoral models: Surgical planning implications for femoroacetabular impingement” in the September edition of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research; the piece was chosen for the issue’s cover. The study was co-authored with several faculty members and a research assistant from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Dr. Benedict Nwachukwu, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. 

The study aimed to validate 3D proximal femoral surface models generated from a 1.5 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by comparing the models to those from computed tomography (CT) scans and laser scans (LSs) of excised femurs. They found that the models from the MRI were in agreement with those of the CT scans and the LS models of the excised femurs.