Michel Daoud Crema, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Radiology

Michel Crema
72 E. Concord St Building A


Dr. Crema completed his medical degree the Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro School of Medicine, Uberaba-MG, Brazil. Dr. Crema completed his training in Radiology at the Department of Radiology of Saint-Antoine Hospital, University Paris VI, Paris, France. He is a French and Brazilian board-certified radiologist. In addition to his academic position at Boston University, Dr. Crema is the section head of musculoskeletal radiology at HOME Hospital/FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, Brasilia-DF, Brazil. He is Research Assistant Professor of Radiology at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha, Qatar. He is also director of research of the Radiology Department at Hospital do Coração (HCor), São Paulo-SP, Brazil. Dr. Crema’s research interest includes imaging of musculoskeletal diseases, with a focus on osteoarthritis, cartilage, and sports medicine. He has presented several sports injury related educational exhibits and lectures at various international radiological conferences, including the International Skeletal Society, the Osteoarthritis Research Society International, the Radiological Society of North America, and the European Congress of Radiology. He has authored over 65 peer-reviewed papers focusing on musculoskeletal imaging.


  • Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, MD


  • Published on 10/2/2021

    Go DJ, Kim DH, Kim JY, Guermazi A, Crema MD, Hunter DJ, Kim HA. Serum uric acid and knee osteoarthritis in community residents without gout: a longitudinal study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2021 Oct 02; 60(10):4581-4590. PMID: 33493331.

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  • Published on 5/10/2021

    Kouki I, Tuffet S, Crema MD, Rousseau A, Richette P, Dougados M, Berenbaum F, Sellam J, Courties A. Metacarpophalangeal impairment in hand osteoarthritis is not rare and is associated with mechanical factors: Results from the DIGICOD hand osteoarthritis cohort. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 May 10. PMID: 33973396.

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  • Published on 3/19/2021

    Crema MD, Miquel A, Gouvion A, Phan C, Li L, Menu Y, Arrivé L. Improved detection of subchondral erosions in the sacroiliac joints with T1-weighted fat-suppressed MRI. Eur Radiol. 2021 Sep; 31(9):6810-6815. PMID: 33740094.

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  • Published on 3/6/2021

    Sellam J, Maheu E, Crema MD, Touati A, Courties A, Tuffet S, Rousseau A, Chevalier X, Combe B, Dougados M, Fautrel B, Kloppenburg M, Laredo JD, Loeuille D, Miquel A, Rannou F, Richette P, Simon T, Berenbaum F. The DIGICOD cohort: A hospital-based observational prospective cohort of patients with hand osteoarthritis - methodology and baseline characteristics of the population. Joint Bone Spine. 2021 Jul; 88(4):105171. PMID: 33689840.

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  • Published on 3/3/2021

    Jarraya M, Blauwet CA, Crema MD, Heiss R, Roemer FW, Hayashi D, Derman WE, Guermazi A. Sports injuries at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Summer Paralympic Games: use of diagnostic imaging services. Eur Radiol. 2021 Sep; 31(9):6768-6779. PMID: 33660032.

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  • Published on 9/29/2020

    Son KM, Hong JI, Kim DH, Jang DG, Crema MD, Kim HA. Absence of pain in subjects with advanced radiographic knee osteoarthritis. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020 Sep 29; 21(1):640. PMID: 32993609.

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  • Published on 7/1/2020

    Dalto VF, Assad RL, Lorenzato MM, Crema MD, Louzada-Junior P, Nogueira-Barbosa MH. Comparison between STIR and T2-weighted SPAIR sequences in the evaluation of inflammatory sacroiliitis: diagnostic performance and signal-to-noise ratio. Radiol Bras. 2020 Jul-Aug; 53(4):223-228. PMID: 32904772.

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  • Published on 6/30/2020

    Roemer FW, Kraines J, Aydemir A, Wax S, Hochberg MC, Crema MD, Guermazi A. Evaluating the structural effects of intra-articular sprifermin on cartilage and non-cartilaginous tissue alterations, based on sqMRI assessment over 2 years. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2020 09; 28(9):1229-1234. PMID: 32619609.

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  • Published on 5/19/2020

    Roemer FW, Demehri S, Omoumi P, Link TM, Kijowski R, Saarakkala S, Crema MD, Guermazi A. State of the Art: Imaging of Osteoarthritis-Revisited 2020. Radiology. 2020 07; 296(1):5-21. PMID: 32427556.

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  • Published on 5/17/2020

    Roemer FW, Collins JE, Neogi T, Crema MD, Guermazi A. Association of knee OA structural phenotypes to risk for progression: a secondary analysis from the Foundation for National Institutes of Health Osteoarthritis Biomarkers study (FNIH). Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2020 09; 28(9):1220-1228. PMID: 32433936.

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