The overarching goal of the Musculoskeletal Imaging and Orthopaedic Biomechanics (MIOB) Laboratory is to improve human health and performance for those who suffer from musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. Our approaches span experimental and computational methods. We use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to visualize disease and quantify anatomy, and we image bone motion directly with dynamic x-ray. Our computational studies combine patient-specific MR-based models with dynamic motion measurements to estimate internal tissue mechanics of orthopaedic tissues. Overall, the experimental and computational methods employed by the MIOB lab aim to improve health outcomes and reduce burdens imposed on patients and our healthcare system.

20171001_cems_faculty-8-crop-circle-200-1MIOB Lab Principle Investigator

Niccolo Fiorentino, Ph.D.

​Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical & Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate Student Research




John Ramsdell

Graduate Student: Bioengineering

​Project(s): Dynamic imaging of bone motion using high-speed dual fluoroscopy






Eduard Valdez

Graduate Student: Mechanical Engineering

​Project(s): Finite element analysis of knee joint soft tissues using patient-specific models



Biomedical Imaging of Musculoskeletal Tissue Structure, Size and Composition



Dynamic Imaging of Joint Motion Using High-speed Dual Fluoroscopy



Joint Mechanics Estimation via Patient-Specific Computer Models