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Travis J. Hillen, MD

Assistant Professor, Radiology
Division of Diagnostic Radiology
Musculoskeletal Section

Specialty Areas

Musculoskeletal Radiology
Radiology
Interventional Radiology
Ultrasound
Vertebroplasty
Kyphoplasty
Bone Sarcoma

Board Certifications

Radiology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

MRI in sports medicine, musculoskeletal procedures/interventions including vertebral augmentation, bone and soft tissue biopsy, thermal ablation of benign and malignant tumors (cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation)

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

510 South Kingshighway Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-362-2911

Education

Education

BA: Blackburn University, Carlinville, Illiniois 1998
MS: Pharmacology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri 2000
Medical Degree: Pharmacology, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri 2004
Residency: Pharmacology, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri 2005
Chief Resident: Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, Missouri 2009
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2010

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

The Radiologist's Primer to Imaging the Noncuff, Nonlabral Postoperative Shoulder.
Smith CR, Yoon JT, Long JR, Friedman MV, Hillen TJ, Stensby JD
Radiographics. 2018 Jan-Feb; 38(1)149-168. doi: 10.1148/rg.2018170061.

PMID:
    29166217
    [PubMed - in process]
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Hip Abductor Muscle Volume and Strength Differences Between Women With Chronic Hip Joint Pain and Asymptomatic Controls.
Mastenbrook MJ, Commean PK, Hillen TJ, Salsich GB, Meyer GA, Mueller MJ, Clohisy JC, Harris-Hayes M
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Dec; 47(12)923-930. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.7380.

PMID:
    28992772
    [PubMed - in process]
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Percutaneous Spinal Ablation in a Sheep Model: Protective Capacity of an Intact Cortex, Correlation of Ablation Parameters with Ablation Zone Size, and Correlation of Postablation MRI and Pathologic Findings.
Wallace AN, Hillen TJ, Friedman MV, Zohny ZS, Stephens BH, Greco SC, Talcott MR, Jennings JW
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Aug; 38(8)1653-1659. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A5228.

PMID:
    28572150
    [PubMed - in process]
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Biopsy of CT-Occult Bone Lesions Using Anatomic Landmarks for CT Guidance.
Hillen TJ, Talbert RJ, Friedman MV, Long JR, Jennings JW, Wessell DE, Baker JC
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Jul; 209(1)214-221. doi: 10.2214/AJR.16.17468.

PMID:
    28463540
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Impact of Shoulder Sonography on Clinical Decision Making.
Friedman MV, Hillen TJ, Holland DV, Essenberg JM, Demertzis JL
J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Jul; 36(7)1365-1371. doi: 10.7863/ultra.16.07013.

PMID:
    28304099
    [PubMed - in process]
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Impact of an Interactive Diagnostic Case Simulator on a Medical Student Radiology Rotation.
Friedman MV, Demertzis JL, Hillen TJ, Long JR, Rubin DA
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Jun; 208(6)1256-1261. doi: 10.2214/AJR.16.17537.

PMID:
    28301204
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Percutaneous Ablation in Painful Bone Tumors.
Tomasian A, Wallace AN, Hillen TJ, Jennings JW
Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2016 Nov; 20(5)472-485. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1594281.

PMID:
    28002869
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Beyond the greater trochanter: a pictorial review of the pelvic bursae.
Friedman MV, Stensby JD, Long JR, Currie SA, Hillen TJ
Clin Imaging. 2017 Jan - Feb; 4137-41. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2016.09.010.

PMID:
    27764718
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Percutaneous Image-Guided Cryoablation of Musculoskeletal Metastases: Pain Palliation and Local Tumor Control.
Wallace AN, McWilliams SR, Connolly SE, Symanski JS, Vaswani D, Tomasian A, Vyhmeister R, Lee AM, Madaelil TP, Hillen TJ, Jennings JW
J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Dec; 27(12)1788-1796. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2016.07.026.

PMID:
    27745968
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Drill-Assisted Biopsy of the Axial and Appendicular Skeleton: Safety, Technical Success, and Diagnostic Efficacy.
Wallace AN, McWilliams SR, Wallace A, Chang RO, Vaswani D, Stone RE, Berlin AN, Liu KX, Gilcrease-Garcia B, Madaelil TP, Shoela RA, Hillen TJ, Long J, Jennings JW
J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2016 Oct; 27(10)1618-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2016.05.036.

PMID:
    27670996
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Subradiographic Foot and Ankle Fractures and Bone Contusions Detected by MRI in Elite Ice Hockey Players.
Baker JC, Hoover EG, Hillen TJ, Smith MV, Wright RW, Rubin DA
Am J Sports Med. 2016 May; 44(5)1317-23. doi: 10.1177/0363546515626181.

PMID:
    26888876
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Combined Ablation and Radiation Therapy of Spinal Metastases: A Novel Multimodality Treatment Approach.
Greenwood TJ, Wallace A, Friedman MV, Hillen TJ, Robinson CG, Jennings JW
Pain Physician. 2015 Nov; 18(6)573-81.

PMID:
    26606009
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Traumatic Tear of the Latissimus Dorsi Myotendinous Junction: Case Report of a CrossFit-Related Injury.
Friedman MV, Stensby JD, Hillen TJ, Demertzis JL, Keener JD
Sports Health. 2015 Nov-Dec; 7(6)548-52. doi: 10.1177/1941738115595975.

PMID:
    26502450
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Spine Cryoablation: Pain Palliation and Local Tumor Control for Vertebral Metastases.
Tomasian A, Wallace A, Northrup B, Hillen TJ, Jennings JW
AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 Jan; 37(1)189-95. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A4521.

PMID:
    26427837
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Improving Current Procedural Terminology Coding Accuracy in Imaging-Related Musculoskeletal Interventions.
Friedman MV, Schmidt RM, Baker JC, Demertzis JL, Hillen TJ, Jennings JW, Long JR, Rubin DA
J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Jul; 12(7)698-702. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2015.02.019.

PMID:
    26001305
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Percutaneous radiofrequency-targeted vertebral augmentation of unstable metastatic C2 and C3 lesions using a CT-guided posterolateral approach and ultra-high-viscosity cement.
Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Hillen TJ, Jennings JW
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Apr 15; 40(8)E510-3. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000812.

PMID:
    25868106
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Review of supplemental views and stress radiography in musculoskeletal trauma: lower extremity.
Friedman MV, Chris S, Baker JC, Hillen TJ
Emerg Radiol. 2015 Oct; 22(5)589-94. doi: 10.1007/s10140-015-1315-8.

PMID:
    25855083
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Review of supplemental views and stress radiography in musculoskeletal trauma: upper extremity.
Friedman MV, Smith C, Hillen TJ, Baker JC
Emerg Radiol. 2015 Oct; 22(5)583-8. doi: 10.1007/s10140-015-1316-7.

PMID:
    25850394
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Bony abnormalities of the hip joint: a new comprehensive, reliable and radiation-free measurement method using magnetic resonance imaging.
Harris-Hayes M, Commean PK, Patterson JD, Clohisy JC, Hillen TJ
J Hip Preserv Surg. 2014; 1(2)62-70.

PMID:
    25558377
    [PubMed]
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Inter-observer precision and physiologic variability of mri landmarks used to determine rotational alignment in conventional and patient-specific TKA.
Park A, Nam D, Friedman MV, Duncan ST, Hillen TJ, Barrack RL
J Arthroplasty. 2015 Feb; 30(2)290-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2014.08.015.

PMID:
    25267537
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

MRI in sports injuries, young adult hip, musculoskeletal procedures/interventions including vertebral augmentation, bone and soft tissue biopsy, thermal ablation of benign and malignant tumors (cryoablation and radiofrequency ablation)