About the Lodwick Award

The Lodwick Award is presented annually to the author of the paper with the largest impact in the field of musculoskeletal radiology, medicine or physiology. It is named after Gwilym Lodwick, MD, a renowned musculoskeletal radiologist and former member of the Department of Radiology at Mass General.

Each year, members of the Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention review thousands of papers published in more than 20 general and subspecialty journals. The winner is selected by the division's staff radiologists, fellows and radiology residents. Radiologist Miriam A. Bredella, MD is chair of the selection committee, and Associate Radiologist-in-Chief Daniel Rosenthal, MD is the founder of the award.

Winners give a lecture on the topic of their award-winning paper and become honorary members of the division in recognition of their contribution to musculoskeletal research.

About Gwilym Lodwick, MD

Gwilym Lodwick
Gwilym Lodwick, MD

Gwilym Lodwick worked as a senior staff radiologist at Mass General after retiring as chairman of the Department of Radiology at the University of Missouri. He is a nationally recognized expert on bone tumors and sarcomas and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in 1975 for "groundbreaking work in image modeling and computer diagnosis of bone tumors." He is also recognized for work in medical decision-making and automated image analysis and served as a senior member of the Institute of Medicine.

Past Winners

Jan Fritz, MD, NYU, Langone
Five-minute Five-Sequence Knee MRI Using Combined Simultaneous Multislice and Parallel Imaging Acceleration: Comparison with 10-minute Parallel Imaging Knee MRI. Radiology 2021; 299:635–646

Eric Chang, MD, University of California, San Diego
Three-Dimensional Zero Echo Time Magnetic Resonance Imaging Versus 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography for Glenoid Bone Assessment. Arthroscopy. 2020 Sep;36(9):2391-2400

Soterios Gyftopoulos, MD, NYU, Langone
Clinical and patient-reported outcomes after image-guided intra-articular therapeutic hip injections for osteoarthritis-related hip pain: a retrospective study. Skeletal Radiol. 2019;48(5):713-719

Thomas Link, MD, PhD; University of California, San Francisco
Conservatively treated knee injury is associated with knee cartilage matrix degeneration measured with MRI-based T2 relaxation times: data from the osteoarthritis initiative. Skeletal Radiol. 2018 Jan;47(1):93-106


Michael Heggeness, MD, PhD; University of Kansas, Wichita
Ablation of the basivertebral nerve for treatment of back pain: a clinical study. Spine J. 2017 Feb;17(2):218-223


Garry Gold, MD; Stanford University
PET/MRI of Metabolic Activity in Osteoarthritis: a feasibility study
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (JMRI) 2017 Jun;45(6):1736-1745. Epub 2016 Oct 31


Felix Wehrli, PhD; University of Pennsylvania
A Surrogate Measure of Cortical Bone Matrix Density by Long T2 -Suppressed MRI. J Bone Miner Res. 2015;30(12):2229-38

Mary Bouxsein, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Tony Keaveny, PhD, University of California at Berkley, CA
Microstructural failure mechanisms in the human proximal femur for sideways fall loading. J Bone Miner Res. 2014 Feb;29(2):507-15

Alessandro Napoli, MD, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
Primary Pain Palliation and Local Tumor Control in Bone Metastases Treated with Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound. Invest Radiol 2013;48(6):351-8

Nicolas Amoretti, MD, University of Nice, France
CT-and fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous screw fixation of low-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis in adults: a new technique. Eur Radiol 2012;22:2841-7

Hollis G. Potter, MD, Hospital of Special Surgery, NY
MRI after arthroplasty: comparison of MAVRIC and conventional fast spin-echo techniques. AJR 2011;197:W405-11

Martin Bidlingmaier, MD, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
Short-term exposure to low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets induces low BMD and reduces bone formation in rats. JBMR 2010; 25:275-84

Benjamin Alman, MD, University of Toronto, Canada
Modulating hedgehog signaling can attenuate the severity of osteoarthritis. Nat Med 2009;15:1421-5

Michael T Modic, MD, Cleveland Clinic,
Lumbar degenerative disk disease. Radiology 2007;245:43-61

Matthew R Kallstrom, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
Painful metastases involving bone: percutaneous image-guided cryoablation--prospective trial interim analysis. Radiology 2006;241:572-80

Ines L H Reichert, MD, Imperial College, London, UK
Magnetic resonance imaging of cortical bone with ultrashort TE pulse sequences. Magn Reson Imaging 2005;23:611-8

Ryland B Edwards III, DVM, MS, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Percutaneous injection of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in a calcium phosphate paste accelerates healing of a canine tibial osteotomy. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2004;86-A:1425-38

Gerald Antoch, MD; University of Essen, Germany
Whole-body dual-modality PET/CT and whole-body MRI for tumor staging in oncology. JAMA 2003 24;290:3199-206