Department of Radiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden and Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Mats Geijer, M.D., Ph.D., Professor

Ylva Aurell, M.D., Ph.D., Associate professor

Pawel Szaro, M.D., Ph.D., Senior consultant

Fatih Inci, M.D., Ph.D., Consultant radiologist

Matej Mustapic, M.D., Ph.D., Senior consultant

Nektarios Solidakis, M.D., Senior consultant, Ph.D. candidate

Khaldun Ghali Gataa, M.D., Consultant radiologist, Ph.D. candidate

Maria Chatzopoulou, M.D., Senior consultant

Eirini Polymeri, M.D., Consultant radiologist, Ph.D. candidate

Research topics

Biopsy techniques and results in sarcoma diagnosis

Tumor imaging and evaluation

MRI and CT techniques in sports injuries

Arthritis imaging techniques, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Osteoporosis imaging and evaluation

Trauma imaging and treatment follow-up

Imaging and characterization of rare neuromuscular diseases.


Postoperative gluteus medius dysfunctionGeorgios Tsikandylakis, Dept. of Orthopedics2022Planning
CT micromotionDept. of Orthopedics2022Planning
EOSDept. of Orthopedics2022Planning
Incidental findings on multiple myeloma CT screeningMats Geijer2022Planning
Narrative review hip osteoarthritisMikael Sansone, Dept. of OrthopedicsMats Geijer, Nicou Sarantos (Ph.D. candidate) 2022Planning
Axial spondyloarthritis in inflammatory bowel diseaseHelena Forsblad d’Elia, Dept. of RheumatologyMats Geijer, Sara Strandberg 2022Data collection
MR hand vid Dupuytrens synovitMartin Andersson, Dept. of Hand SurgeryMats Geijer m.fl.2022Data collection
HälsenorPawel Szaro2020Data collection
Utility of CBCT in suspected scaphoid fractureMats GeijerMatej Mustapic2021Data collection
Evaluation of scaphoid fracture healing with CBCTMats GeijerMatej Mustapic, Anders Björkman2022Data collection
Musculoskeltal interventions (dissertation projekt)Pawel SzaroKhaldun Ghali Gataa, Mats Geijer m.fl.2020Data collection
GÖTHA – early rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritisInger Gjertsson, Dept. of RheumatologyMats Geijer, Matej Mustapic, Eva Klingberg2020Data collection
Distal femoral fractures (dissertation project)Martin Paulsson, Dept. of Orthopedics C Ekholm, E Jonsson, M Geijer, O Rolfson 2020Writing
Pain Sensitivity in Axial Spondyloarthritis – Comparisons between Women and Men, Different Pain Groups and ControlsJohan WallmanLindqvist E, Olofsson T, Bergman S, Bremander A, Geijer M, Kristensen LE, Kvistgaard Olsen J, Sagard J, Mogard E.2015 Writing
Medial and central bone marrow edema in traumatic soft tissue injury of medial ankle structuresPawel SzaroSolidakis N, Geijer M, Sobecki P, Józwiak R, Polaczek M.2019Data collection and Writing
Evaluation of radiation dose to patients undergoing myeloma stagingLars Weber, Dept. of Radiation Physics, LundKristiansson I, Hansson M, Siemund R, Geijer H, Geijer M. Submitted
Computed tomography in occult scaphoid fractureMats GeijerGunnlaugsson E, Arvidsson L, Österhed E, Tägil M.2015Writing
The distribution of bone marrow edema helps in assessing lateral soft tissues in ankle sports injuries Pawel Szaro Solidakis N, Sobecki P, Józwiak R, Polaczek M, Geijer M2019Writing
Underreporting of osteoporotic vertebral fractures on radiography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imagingMats GeijerJohanna Milding, Khaldun Ghali Gataa2019Writing
Why do we miss cervical hip fractures? A pictorial reviewMats Geijer Geijer M, Laurin S.2015Submission

Latest publications


How good is the agreement between clinical diagnoses and classification criteria fulfilment in axial spondyloarthritis? Results from the population-based SPARTAKUS cohort
E Lindqvist, T Olofsson, A Jöud, M Geijer, J Wallman, E Mogard
Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology (accepted)

Gut dysbiosis associated with worse disease activity and physical function in axial spondyloarthritis
Sagard J, Olofsson T, Mogard E, Marsal J, Andréasson K, Geijer M, Kristensen LE, Lindqvist E, Wallman JK
Arthritis Research & Therapy 2022;24:42. doi: 10.1186/s13075-022-02733-w.

Visualization of wrist ligaments with 3D and 2D magnetic resonance imaging at 3 Tesla.
Götestrand S, Björkman A, Björkman-Burtscher IM, Ab-Fawaz R, Kristiansson I, Lundin B, Geijer M.
Acta Radiol. 2022;63(3):368-375. doi: 10.1177/0284185121994044.

Anatomical variants of the medioplantar oblique ligament and inferoplantar longitudinal ligament: an MRI study.
Szaro P, Ghali Gataa K, Ciszek B.
Surg Radiol Anat. 2022;44(2):279-288. doi: 10.1007/s00276-021-02860-0.

Prevalence and factors related to sleep apnoea in ankylosing spondylitis.
Wiginder A, Sahlin-Ingridsson C, Geijer M, Blomberg A, Franklin KA, Forsblad-d’Elia H.
Clin Rheumatol. 2022;41(2):491-498. doi: 10.1007/s10067-021-05924-z.

Visualization of wrist anatomy-a comparison between 7T and 3T MRI.
Götestrand S, Björkman A, Björkman-Burtscher IM, Kristiansson I, Aksyuk E, Szaro P, Markenroth Bloch K, Geijer M.
Eur Radiol. 2022;32(2):1362-1370. doi: 10.1007/s00330-021-08165-5.

Magnetic resonance imaging of the brachial plexus. Part 2: Traumatic injuries.
Szaro P, Geijer M, Ciszek B, McGrath A.
Eur J Radiol Open. 2022;9:100397. doi: 10.1016/j.ejro.2022.100397.

Magnetic resonance imaging of the brachial plexus. Part 1: Anatomical considerations, magnetic resonance techniques, and non-traumatic lesions.
Szaro P, McGrath A, Ciszek B, Geijer M.
Eur J Radiol Open. 2021;9:100392. doi: 10.1016/j.ejro.2021.100392.

Response to: ’Correspondence on: irritable bowel syndrome symptoms in axial spondyloarthritis more common than among healthy controls: is it an overlooked comorbidity?’ by Proft et al.
Wallman JK, Mogard E, Marsal J, Andréasson K, Jöud A, Geijer M, Kristensen LE, Lindqvist E, Olofsson T.
Ann Rheum Dis. 2022;81(1):e10. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-216752.


Immediate full weight-bearing versus partial weight-bearing after plate fixation of distal femur fractures in elderly patients. A randomized controlled trial.
Paulsson M, Ekholm C, Jonsson E, Geijer M, Rolfson O.
Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation 2021;12:215145932110558. doi: 10.1177/21514593211055889

Change and consistency in Acta Radiologica over 100 years.
Geijer M, Thomsen HS.
Acta Radiol. 2021;62(11):1435-1442. doi: 10.1177/02841851211054174.

The development of musculoskeletal radiology for 100 years as presented in the pages of Acta Radiologica.
Geijer M, Inci F, Solidakis N, Szaro P, Al-Amiry B.
Acta Radiol. 2021;62(11):1460-1472. doi: 10.1177/02841851211050866.

Morphometric relationships between dimensions the anterior talofibular ligament and calcaneofibular ligament in routine magnetic resonance imaging.
Szaro P, Ghali Gataa K, Solidakis N, Pękala P.
J Exp Orthop. 2021;8(1):90. doi: 10.1186/s40634-021-00406-2.

The anatomical variant of high soleus muscle may predispose to tendinopathy: a preliminary MR study.
Drakonaki EE, Gataa KG, Szaro P.
Surg Radiol Anat. 2021;43(10):1681-1689. doi: 10.1007/s00276-021-02768-9.

Anti-CD74 IgA autoantibodies in radiographic axial spondyloarthritis: a longitudinal Swedish study.
Do L, Granåsen G, Hellman U, Lejon K, Geijer M, Baraliakos X, Witte T, Forsblad-d’Elia H.
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2021;60(9):4085-4093. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keaa882.

Ligaments of the os trigonum: an anatomical study.
Szaro P, Ghali Gataa K, Polaczek M.
Surg Radiol Anat. 2021;43(7):1083-1090. doi: 10.1007/s00276-021-02694-w.

The twisted structure of the fetal calcaneal tendon is already visible in the second trimester.
Szaro P, Witkowski G, Ciszek B.
Surg Radiol Anat. 2021;43(7):1075-1082. doi: 10.1007/s00276-020-02618-0.

Elevated serum level of hepatocyte growth factor predicts development of new syndesmophytes in men with ankylosing spondylitis.
Deminger A, Klingberg E, Nurkkala M, Geijer M, Carlsten H, Jacobsson LTH, Forsblad-d’Elia H.
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2021;60(4):1804-1813. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/keaa460.

Psoas abscess during treatment with intravenous tocilizumab in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis: a case-based review.
Vajdić ID, Štimac G, Pezelj I, Mustapić M, Grazio S.
Rheumatol Int. 2021;41(4):819-825. doi: 10.1007/s00296-021-04800-y.

MRI of the Achilles tendon – a comprehensive pictorial review. Part two.
Szaro P, Nilsson-Helander K, Carmont M.
Eur J Radiol Open. 2021;8:100343. doi: 10.1016/j.ejro.2021.100343.

MRI of the Achilles tendon-A comprehensive pictorial review. Part one.
Szaro P, Nilsson-Helander K, Carmont M.
Eur J Radiol Open. 2021;8:100342. doi: 10.1016/j.ejro.2021.100342.

The correlations between dimensions of the normal tendon and tendinopathy changed Achilles tendon in routine magnetic resonance imaging.
Szaro P, Ghali Gataa K.
Sci Rep. 2021 Mar 17;11(1):6131. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-85604-9.

Biomechanical Properties of Common Carotid Arteries Assessed by Circumferential 2D Strain and β Stiffness Index in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Forsblad-d’Elia H, Law L, Bengtsson K, Smeds J, Ketonen M, Sundström B, Ljung L, Geijer M, Söderberg S, Lindqvist P.
J Rheumatol. 2021;48(3):352-360. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.200146.

Health-related quality of life in early psoriatic arthritis compared with early rheumatoid arthritis and a general population.
Geijer M, Alenius GM, André L, Husmark T, Larsson PT, Lindqvist U, Thyberg I, Theander E.
Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2021 Feb;51(1):246-252. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2020.10.010.

The diagnostic value of ultrasound-guided percutaneous core needle biopsy of musculoskeletal soft tissue lesions.
Szaro P, Wong A, Blain E, Gataa KG, Geijer M.
J Ultrason. 2021;21(84):22-33. doi: 10.15557/JoU.2021.0004.

Anatomical variations and interconnections of the superior peroneal retinaculum to adjacent lateral ankle structures: a preliminary imaging anatomy study.
Drakonaki EE, Gataa KG, Solidakis N, Szaro P.
J Ultrason. 2021;21(84):12-21. doi: 10.15557/JoU.2021.0003.

The Kager’s fat pad radiological anatomy revised.
Szaro P, Polaczek M, Ciszek B.
Surg Radiol Anat. 2021;43(1):79-86. doi: 10.1007/s00276-020-02552-1.


The double fascicular variations of the anterior talofibular ligament and the calcaneofibular ligament correlate with interconnections between lateral ankle structures revealed on magnetic resonance imaging.
Szaro P, Ghali Gataa K, Polaczek M, Ciszek B.
Sci Rep. 2020 Nov 27;10(1):20801. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-77856-8.

Pre- and postoperative offset and femoral neck version measurements and validation using 3D computed tomography in total hip arthroplasty.
Geijer M, Kiernan S, Sundberg M, Flivik G.
Acta Radiol Open. 2020 Oct 8;9(10):2058460120964911. doi: 10.1177/2058460120964911.

Distribution of the subtendons in the midportion of the Achilles tendon revealed in vivo on MRI.
Szaro P, Cifuentes Ramirez W, Borkmann S, Bengtsson A, Polaczek M, Ciszek B.
Sci Rep. 2020 Oct 1;10(1):16348. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-73345-0.

Traumatic and non-traumatic bone marrow edema in ankle MRI: a pictorial essay.
Szaro P, Geijer M, Solidakis N.
Insights Imaging. 2020 Aug 17;11(1):97. doi: 10.1186/s13244-020-00900-8.

Loss of supervillin causes myopathy with myofibrillar disorganization and autophagic vacuoles.
Hedberg-Oldfors C, Meyer R, Nolte K, Abdul Rahim Y, Lindberg C, Karason K, Thuestad IJ, Visuttijai K, Geijer M, Begemann M, Kraft F, Lausberg E, Hitpass L, Götzl R, Luna EJ, Lochmüller H, Koschmieder S, Gramlich M, Gess B, Elbracht M, Weis J, Kurth I, Oldfors A, Knopp C.
Brain. 2020 Aug 1;143(8):2406-2420. doi: 10.1093/brain/awaa206.

Effect of symmetrical restoration for the migration of uncemented total hip arthroplasty: a randomized RSA study with 75 patients and 5-year follow-up.
Kiernan S, Geijer M, Sundberg M, Flivik G.
J Orthop Surg Res. 2020 Jun 17;15(1):225. doi: 10.1186/s13018-020-01736-0.

Functional outcome after corrective osteotomy for malunion of the distal radius: a randomised, controlled, double-blind trial.
Andreasson I, Kjellby-Wendt G, Fagevik Olsén M, Aurell Y, Ullman M, Karlsson J.
Int Orthop. 2020 Jul;44(7):1353-1365. doi: 10.1007/s00264-020-04605-x.

Pulmonary veins variations with potential impact in thoracic surgery: a computed-tomography-based atlas.
Polaczek M, Szaro P, Jakubowska L, Zych J, Religioni J, Orlowski TM.
J Thorac Dis. 2020 Mar;12(3):383-393. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2020.01.34.

Can iterative reconstruction algorithms replace tube loading compensation in low kVp hepatic CT? Subjective versus objective image quality.
Holmquist F, Söderberg M, Nyman U, Fält T, Siemund R, Geijer M.
Acta Radiol Open. 2020 Mar 16;9(3):2058460120910575. doi: 10.1177/2058460120910575.

Dual energy CT findings in gout with rapid kilovoltage-switching source with gemstone scintillator detector.
Svensson E, Aurell Y, Jacobsson LTH, Landgren A, Sigurdardottir V, Dehlin M.
BMC Rheumatol. 2020 Jan 17;4:7. doi: 10.1186/s41927-019-0104-5.

Response to: ’response to: irritable bowel syndrome symptoms in axial spondyloarthritis more common than among healthy controls: is it an overlooked comorbidity?’ by Proft et al.
Wallman JK, Mogard E, Marsal J, Andréasson K, Jöud A, Geijer M, Kristensen LE, Lindqvist E, Olofsson T.
Ann Rheum Dis. 2019 Dec 31:annrheumdis-2019-216752. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-216752. Online ahead of print.

Long-term outcomes of corrective osteotomy for malunited fractures of the distal radius.
Andreasson I, Kjellby-Wendt G, Fagevik-Olsén M, Aurell Y, Ullman M, Karlsson J.
J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2020 Apr;54(2):94-100. doi: 10.1080/2000656X.2019.1693392.

How to increase the accuracy of the diagnosis of the accessory bone of the foot?
Szaro P, Polaczek M, Świątkowski J, Kocoń H.
Radiol Med. 2020 Feb;125(2):188-196. doi: 10.1007/s11547-019-01104-x.

Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms in axial spondyloarthritis more common than among healthy controls: is it an overlooked comorbidity?
Wallman JK, Mogard E, Marsal J, Andréasson K, Jöud A, Geijer M, Kristensen LE, Lindqvist E, Olofsson T.
Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 Jan;79(1):159-161. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-216134.

80-kVp hepatic CT to reduce contrast medium dose in azotemic patients: a feasibility study.
Holmquist F, Söderberg M, Nyman U, Fält T, Siemund R, Geijer M.
Acta Radiol. 2020 Apr;61(4):441-449. doi: 10.1177/0284185119866807.