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Jim S. Wu, MD

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Staff Radiologist, Musculoskeletal Section, BIDMC
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

Medical Education:


Yale New Haven Hospital in Musculoskeletal Radiology


Yale New Haven Hospital in Diagnostic Radiology


Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Internal Medicine

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine


Recent Publications:

  1. Kerrebrock AW, Moore DP, Wu JS, Orr-Weaver TL. Mei-S332, a Drosophila Protein Required for Sister-Chromatid Cohesion, Can Localize to Meiotic Centromere Regions. Cell. 1995;83:247-256.
  2. Poon DT, Wu JS, Aldovini A. Charged Amino Acid Residues of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type I Nucleocapsid p7 Protein Involved in RNA Packaging and Infectivity. Journal of Virology. 1996;70:6607-6616.
  3. Leblanc HN, Tang TT, Wu JS, Orr-Weaver TL. The Mitotic Centromeric Protein Mei-S332 and its Role in Sister-Chromatid Cohesion. Chromosoma. 1999;108(7):401-411.
  4. Wu JS. Traumatic Aortic Injury: Diagnosis with CT Angiography. Applied Radiology. 2003;6(suppl):9-17.
  5. Raphael B, Haims AH, Wu JS, Katz LD, White LM, Lynch K. MRI Comparison of Periprosthetic Structures Around Zirconium Knee Prostheses and Cobalt Chrome Prostheses. AJR. 2006; 186:1771-1777.
  6. Wu JS, Saluja S, Garcia-Tsao G, Chong A, Henderson KJ, White RI. Liver Involvement in Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: CT and Clinical Findings do not Correlate in Symptomatic Patients. AJR. 2006; 187(4):W399-W405.
  7. Wu JS, Covey A, Katz LD. MRI of the Postoperative Shoulder. Clin Sports Med. 2006; 25:445-464.
  8. Wu JS, Gorbachova T, Morrison WB, Haims AH. Imaging Guided Bone Biopsy for Osteomyelitis: Are There Factors Associated with Positive or Negative Cultures? AJR. 2007; 188(6):1529-34.
  9. Wu JS, Goldsmith JD, Horwich PJ, Shetty SK, Hochman MG. Image Guided Core Needle Biopsy of Bone and Soft Tissue Lesions: What factors affect diagnostic yield? Radiology. 2008; 248(3):962-970.
  10. Siegal DS, Wu JS, Brennan DD, Challies T, Hochman MG. Plantar vein thrombosis: a rare cause of plantar foot pain. Skeletal Radiol 2008; 37(3):267-9
  11. Wolf AB, Pesce LL, Wu JS, Smart LR, Medvecky MJ, Haims AH. Comparison of spin echo T1 weighted sequences versus fast spin echo proton density weighted sequences for evaluation of meniscal tears at 1.5 tesla. Skelet Radiol. 2009; 38(1):21-9.
  12. Rana R, Wu JS, Eisenberg RE. Patterns in Imaging: Periosteal Reaction. AJR. 2009; 193(4):W259-72.
  13. Wu JS and Hochman MG. Imaging of soft tissue tumors and tumor-like conditions: A systematic approach. Radiology. 2009; 253:297-316.
  14. Siegal DS, Wu JS, Newman JS, del Cura JL, Hochman MG. Calcific Tendinitis: A Pictorial Review. Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal. 2009; 60(5):263-72.
  15. Wu JS, Darras BT, Rutkove SB. Assessing spinal muscular atrophy with quantitative ultrasound. Neurology. 2010; 75(6):526-31.
  16. McMahon C, Wu JS, Eisenberg RE. Patterns in Imaging: Muscle Edema. AJR. 2010; 194(4):W284-92.
  17. Wu JS, Siewert B, Boiselle P. Resident Evaluation and Remediation: A comprehensive approach. JGME. 2010; June: 242-245.
  18. Yablon CM, Duggal N, Wu JS, Shetty SK, Dawson F, Hochman MG. Review of Charcot Neuroarthropathy of the Midfoot and Hindfoot: What Every Radiologist Needs to Know. Curr Probl in Diag Radiol. 2010; 39:187-99.
  19. Buettner C, Kriegel MA, Wells RE, Wu JS. Statin-Induced Myopathy and its Management. CML-Rheumatology 2010; 29(4):105-19.
  20. Bergquist ER, Wu JS, Goldsmith JD, Anderson ME. Orthopaedic Case of the Month: Ankle Pain and Swelling in a 23-year-old man. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010; 468(9):2556-60.
  21. Wu JS, Darras BT, Rutkove SB. Reply from the Authors: Assessing spinal muscular atrophy with quantitative ultrasound. Neurology. 2011; 76(10):933-4 (author reply).
  22. Wu JS, Buettner C, Smithline H, Ngo LH, Greenman RL. Evaluation of skeletal muscle during calf exercise measured by 31P MR spectroscopy in patients on statin medications. Muscle and Nerve. 2011; 43:76-81.
  23. Long SS, Tawa NE, Ayres DK, Abdeen A, Wu JS. Coloarticular fistula- A rare complication of revision total hip arthroplasty. Radiology Case Reports. 2011;6(3):1-4.
  24. Yablon C, Wu JS, Eisenberg RL, Slanetz P.  Report on the Status of Grand Rounds in Radiology Residency Programs in the United States.  Acad Radiol. 2011; 18:1593-1597. PMID: 22055800
  25. McMahon CJ, Madhuranthakam AJ,  Wu JS, Yablon C, Wei J, Rofsky NM, Hochman MG.  High-resolution proton density weighted three-dimensional fast spin echo (3D-FSE) of the knee with IDEAL at 1.5 tesla: Comparison with 3D-FSE and 2D-FSE—initial experience.  JMRI.  2012;35(2):361-9. Epub Oct 27, 2011. PMID: 22034221
  26. Kung JW, Yablon C, Huang E, Henessey H, Wu JS.  Clinical and Radiologic Predictive Factors of Septic Hip Arthritis. AJR. 2012. 199(4):868-74. PMID: 22997380
  27. Srivastava T, Darras BT, Wu JS, Rutkove SB.  Machine learning algorithms to classify spinal muscular atrophy subtypes.  Neurology. 2012; 79(4):358-64. PMID: 22786588.
  28. Wu JS and Hochman MG.  Bone Tumors: A Practical Guide to Imaging.  Springer. 2012.  ISBN#978-1-4419-0807-0.  414 pages.
  29. Kung JW, Melenevsky Y, Hochman MG, Didolkar M, Yablon CM,  Eisenberg RL, Wu JS.  On-Call Musculoskeletal Radiographs:  Discrepancy Rates between Radiology Residents and Musculoskeletal Radiologists.  AJR. 2013; 200(4):856-9. PMID: 23521460
  30. Yablon CM, Wu JS, Eisenberg RL, Newman L, Hochman MG.  A Needs Assessment of Musculoskeletal Fellowship Training:  A Survey of Practicing Musculoskeletal Radiologists. AJR. 2013; 200(4):732-740. PMID: 23521440.
  31. Hochman MG, Wu JS. MR Imaging of Soft Tissue Tumors: An Approach to Analysis. AJR. Categorical Review Course. 2013.
  32. Didolkar M, Anderson M, Rissmiller J, Hochman MG, Goldsmith J, Gebhardt M, Wu JS.  Core Needle Biopsy of Musculoskeletal Lesions:  Are non-diagnostic results clinically useful? Clin Ortho Relat Res. 2013. 471:3601–3609. PMID: 23861048.
  33. Lee CH, Wu JS, Goldsmith JD, Kung JK.  Lipomatosis of the sciatic nerve secondary to compression by a desmoid tumor.  Skeletal Radiol.  2013; 42(12):1751-4. PMID: 23801100.
  34. Barile M, Wu JS, McMahon CJ.  Femoral Head Avascular Necrosis - a Frequently Missed Incidental Finding on Multidetector CT.  Clin Radiol. 2014;69(3):280-5. PMID: 24295736.
  35. Lee CH, Wu JS, Goldsmith JD, Kung JK.  In response to "Lipomatosis of the sciatic nerve secondary to compression by a desmoid tumor.  Skeletal Radiol.  Skeletal Radiol. 2014; 43(2):131-2. PMID: 24270976.
  36. Zaidman CM, Wu JS, Wilder S, Darras BT, Rutkove SB.  Minimal training is required to reliably perform quantitative ultrasound of muscle.  Muscle and Nerve. 2014. In Press.
  37. Sarwar A, Wu JS, Kung JW, Lee KS, Brook A, Gauguet JM, Rosen M. Graphical representation of clinical symptoms: A tool to improve detection of subtle fractures on foot radiography. AJR. 2014.  In Press.
  38. Kung JW, Wu JS, Shetty SK, Khasgiwala V, Appleton P, Hochman MG.  Spectrum and Detection of Musculoskeletal Findings on Trauma-Related CT Torso Examinations.  Emerg Radiol. 2014.  In Press.
  39. Awan O, Wu JS, Eisenberg RE.  Imaging of Focal Sclerotic Bone Lesions: A Pictorial Essay.  Contemp Diag Radiol.  2014. In Press.
  40. Awan O, Wu JS, Eisenberg RE.  Imaging of Multifocal Sclerotic Bone Lesions: A Pictorial Essay.  Contemp Diag Radiol.  2014. In Press.
  41. Kung JW, Hochman MG, Lin YC, Wu JS.  Common Errors in MR Imaging of the Hip and Pelvis.  AJR. Categorical Review Course. 2014. In Press.
  42. Telischak NA, Wu JS, Eisenberg RE. Cysts and cystic-appearing lesions of the knee: A pictorial essay. Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2014. In Press.
  43. Lin YC, Goldsmith JD, Gebhardt MC, Wu JS.  Bursal Synovial Chondromatosis Formation Following Osteochondroma Resection.  Skeletal Radiol.  2014.  In Press.