Mihra S. Taljanovic, MD, PhD, FACR

Professor Emerita, Medical Imaging & Orthopedic Surgery

Mihra S. Taljanovic MD, PhD, FACR is an Emerita Professor of Medical Imaging and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Arizona since 11/01/2019 after more than twenty years of service. Currently she works as a per diem employee for Banner University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. She is an accomplished academician with 114 peer reviewed publications, 3 books, 18 book chapters and numerous scientific and educational abstracts and presentations. She presented more than 300 invited lectures and more than 40 ultrasound workshops in the country and throughout the world.  Dr. Taljanovic is an active member of numerous professional organizations and serves on several committees and editorial boards. Through International Skeletal Society she served in regional outreach programs in Bulgaria 2008, Uganda and Zambia 2011, Rwanda 2013, Tanzania 2014, China 2014, Kenya 2015 and Nigeria and Ghana 2019. She is recipient of numerous awards including ABR Volunteer Service Award in 2015, RSNA Honored Educator Award in 2016, University of Arizona College of Medicine Faculty Mentoring Award in 2017 and AMA Women in Medicine Award 2019.

  • PhD: University of Sarajevo Republic BiH, Radiology, 2012
  • MS: University of Sarajevo Republic of BiH, Medical Investigations, 1991
  • MD: University of Sarajevo Republic of BiH, 1980
  • University of Sarajevo Republic of BiH, Medicine, 1981
  • University of Sarajevo Republic of BiH, Diagnostic Radiology, 1984-1987
  • University of Michigan, Diagnostic Radiology, 1995-1999
  • University of Michigan, MSK Radiology, 1994-1995
Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology (Yugoslavia/Bosnia and Herzegovina), 1987
  • Diagnostic Radiology (USA), 1999

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Gimber, L. Hirai, L. Garland, E. A. Krupinski, T. S. Chadaz, M. Schwenk, B. Najafi, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Ankle as a Possible Predictor of Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Pilot Study.", Curr Probl Diagn Radiol, vol. 48, issue 2, pp. 121-126, 2019 Mar - Apr.
Kim, W., J. A. Porrino, K. A. Hood, T. S. Chadaz, A. S. Klauser, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Clinical Evaluation, Imaging, and Management of Adolescent Idiopathic and Adult Degenerative Scoliosis.", Curr Probl Diagn Radiol, vol. 48, issue 4, pp. 402-414, 2019 Jul - Aug.


Gimber, L. Hirai, M. S. Taljanovic, Z. A. Rockov, E. A. Krupinski, T. S. Chadaz, and L. F. Rogers, "The Veil of Obscuration: Additional Radiographic Sign of Posterior Shoulder Dislocation.", Acta Med Acad, vol. 47, issue 2, pp. 165-175, 2018 Nov.
Taljanovic, M. S., L. H. Gimber, I. M. Omar, A. S. Klauser, M. D. Miller, J. R. Wild, and T. S. Chadaz, "Imaging of Postoperative Infection at the Knee Joint.", Semin Musculoskelet Radiol, vol. 22, issue 4, pp. 464-480, 2018 Sep.
Mushtaq, R., D. Nolte, F. Shareef, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Diffuse periostitis as the primary presenting radiological finding in an AML patient with disease relapse.", Radiol Case Rep, vol. 13, issue 5, pp. 965-969, 2018 Oct. PMCID: PMC6083009 


Gimber, L. H., D. M. Melville, D. A. Bocian, E. A. Krupinski, M. P. Del Guidice, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Ultrasound Evaluation of Morton Neuroma Before and After Laser Therapy.", AJR Am J Roentgenol, vol. 208, issue 2, pp. 380-385, 2017 Feb.
Klauser, A. S., M. J. Pamminger, E. J. Halpern, M. M. H. Abd Ellah, B. Moriggl, M. S. Taljanovic, C. Deml, J. Sztankay, G. Klima, L. Gruber, et al., "Sonoelastography of the Common Flexor Tendon of the Elbow with Histologic Agreement: A Cadaveric Study.", Radiology, vol. 283, issue 2, pp. 486-491, 2017 May.
Taljanovic, M. S., L. H. Gimber, A. S. Klauser, J. A. Porrino, T. S. Chadaz, and I. M. Omar, "Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Soft-Tissue Masses.", Semin Roentgenol, vol. 52, issue 4, pp. 241-254, 2017 Oct.
Taljanovic, M. S., L. H. Gimber, G. W. Becker, D. L Latt, A. S. Klauser, D. M. Melville, L. Gao, and R. S. Witte, "Shear-Wave Elastography: Basic Physics and Musculoskeletal Applications.", Radiographics, vol. 37, issue 3, pp. 855-870, 2017 May-Jun. PMCID: PMC5452887 
Klauser, A. S., M. Pamminger, E. J. Halpern, M. M. H. Abd Ellah, B. Moriggl, M. S. Taljanovic, C. Deml, J. Sztankay, G. Klima, and W. R. Jaschke, "Extensor tendinopathy of the elbow assessed with sonoelastography: histologic correlation.", Eur Radiol, vol. 27, issue 8, pp. 3460-3466, 2017 Aug.
Klauser, A. S., A. M Ellah, C. Kremser, M. Taljanovic, G. Schmidle, M. Gabl, F. Cartes-Zumelzu, R. Steiger, and E. R. Gizewski, "Carpal tunnel syndrome assessment with diffusion tensor imaging: Value of fractional anisotropy and apparent diffusion coefficient.", Eur Radiol, 2017 Sep 27.


Gimber, L. H., J. C. Hardy, D. M. Melville, L. R. Scalcione, A. Rowan, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Normal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Anatomy of the Capsular Ligamentous Supporting Structures of the Knee.", Can Assoc Radiol J, 2016 May 21.
Gimber, L. H., D. M. Melville, A. S. Klauser, R. S. Witte, H. Arif-Tiwari, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Artifacts at Musculoskeletal US: Resident and Fellow Education Feature.", Radiographics, vol. 36, issue 2, pp. 479-80, 2016 Mar-Apr. PMID: 26963457
Dezfuli, B., M. S. Taljanovic, D. M. Melville, E. A. Krupinski, and J. E. Sheppard, "Accuracy of High-Resolution Ultrasonography in the Detection of Extensor Tendon Lacerations.", Ann Plast Surg, vol. 76, issue 2, pp. 187-92, 2016 Feb.
Gimber, LH., DM. Melville, AS. Klauser, RS. Witte, H. Arif-Tiwari, and MS. Taljanovic, "Artifacts in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound", Radiographics, vol. 36, issue 2, pp. 479-480, 04/2016.
Melville, D. M., J. Mohler, M. Fain, A. E. Muchna, E. Krupinski, P. Sharma, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Multi-parametric MR imaging of quadriceps musculature in the setting of clinical frailty syndrome.", Skeletal Radiol, 2016 Jan 7.


Gimber, L. H., L. R. Scalcione, A. Rowan, J. C. Hardy, D. M. Melville, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Multiligamentous injuries and knee dislocations.", Skeletal Radiol, vol. 44, issue 11, pp. 1559-72, 2015 Nov.
Taljanovic, M. S., J. N. Alcala, L. H. Gimber, J. D. Rieke, M. M. Chilvers, and D. L Latt, "High-resolution US and MR imaging of peroneal tendon injuries.", Radiographics, vol. 35, issue 1, pp. 179-99, 2015 Jan-Feb.
Taljanovic, M. S., D. M. Melville, L. H. Gimber, L. R. Scalcione, M. D. Miller, K. C Kwoh, and A. S. Klauser, "High-Resolution US of Rheumatologic Diseases.", Radiographics, vol. 35, issue 7, pp. 2026-48, 2015 Nov-Dec.
Gao, L., J. S. Yuan, G. J. Heden, J. A. Szivek, M. S. Taljanovic, D. L Latt, and R. S. Witte, "Ultrasound elasticity imaging for determining the mechanical properties of human posterior tibial tendon: a cadaveric study.", IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, vol. 62, issue 4, pp. 1179-84, 2015 Apr. PMID: 25532163


Taljanovic, M. S., D. M. Melville, L. R. Scalcione, L. H. Gimber, E. J. Lorenz, and R. S. Witte, "Artifacts in musculoskeletal ultrasonography.", Semin Musculoskelet Radiol, vol. 18, issue 1, pp. 3-11, 2014 Feb.
Gilbertson-Dahdal, D., J. E. Wright, E. Krupinski, W. E. McCurdy, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Transphyseal involvement of pyogenic osteomyelitis is considerably more common than classically taught.", AJR Am J Roentgenol, vol. 203, issue 1, pp. 190-5, 2014 Jul.
Davis, M. A., L. R. Scalcione, L. H. Gimber, R. B. Thompson, R. J. Avery, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Paget sarcoma of the pelvic bone with widespread metastatic disease on radiography, CT, MRI, and 18F-FDG PET/CT with pathologic correlation.", Clin Nucl Med, vol. 39, issue 4, pp. 371-3, 2014 Apr.
Farrow, L. D., A. P. Mahoney, J. E. Sheppard, M. S. Schickendantz, and M. S. Taljanovic, "Sonographic assessment of the medial ulnar collateral ligament distal ulnar attachment.", J Ultrasound Med, vol. 33, issue 8, pp. 1485-90, 2014 Aug.


Kraus, V. Byers, S. Feng, S. Wang, S. White, M. Ainslie, M-P. Hellio Le Graverand, A. Brett, F. Eckstein, D. J. Hunter, N. E. Lane, et al., "Subchondral bone trabecular integrity predicts and changes concurrently with radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging-determined knee osteoarthritis progression.", Arthritis Rheum, vol. 65, issue 7, pp. 1812-21, 2013 Jul. PMCID: PMC4152231  PMID: 23576116


Taljanovic, M. S., J. J. Malan, and J. E. Sheppard, "Normal anatomy of the extrinsic capsular wrist ligaments by 3-T MRI and high-resolution ultrasonography.", Semin Musculoskelet Radiol, vol. 16, issue 2, pp. 104-14, 2012 Apr.


Taljanovic, M. S., J. K. Nisbet, T. B. Hunter, R. P. Cohen, and L. F. Rogers, "Humeral avulsion of the inferior glenohumeral ligament in college female volleyball players caused by repetitive microtrauma.", Am J Sports Med, vol. 39, issue 5, pp. 1067-76, 2011 May.


Taljanovic, M. S., A. R. Graham, J. B. Benjamin, A. F. Gmitro, E. A. Krupinski, S. A. Schwartz, T. B. Hunter, and D. L. Resnick, "Bone marrow edema pattern in advanced hip osteoarthritis: quantitative assessment with magnetic resonance imaging and correlation with clinical examination, radiographic findings, and histopathology.", Skeletal Radiol, vol. 37, issue 5, pp. 423-31, 2008 May.