Dennis K. Bielecki, MD

Associate Professor
Senior MSK Specialty Radiologist
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Kings College Hospital
Brixton, London SE5 9RS, UK

Biography

Dr. Bielecki is a diagnostic radiologist with over 20 years academic experience in bone and joint radiology. He has a strong interest in bone and joint diseases, particularly inflammatory and non inflammatory diseases of the joints and spine.
He is an experienced educator of medical students, residents, registrars and fellows, using one-on-one and lecture techniques. He currently is developing a 45-lecture series of talks covering basic musculoskeletal imaging as part of the Kings College Hospital’s Radiology Registrar’s Training Program.
He was a research fellow at the University of California, San Diego, Veterans Administration Medical Center working under the tutelage of Donald Resnick, MD. As a research fellow, he was involved in the publication of 6 peer-reviewed research papers. In total, he has published over 20 papers in radiology. He spent a total of 18 months working in this research environment. To date his work has been cited 71 times, and recently has supervised over 10 educational posters that have been presented at the European Congress of Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society, The European Society of Skeletal Radiology, and the International Skeletal Society meetings.
Along with training over 120 radiology residents, he developed radiology training for rheumatology fellows. Each fellow spent one month working directly with Dr Bielecki to familiarize themselves with the radiologic signs of rheumatologic diseases. Over his time at OUHSC, Dr. Bielecki trained an additional 40 rheumatologic fellows.

Academic Background

• (1982) MD, Jagiellonian University
• (1979) BA (Biology), Los Angeles College of Chiropractic

Research Interest

His research interests include: Rheumatoid arthritis, Inflammatory arthritis, Osteoarthrosis, Sero-negative spondyloarthropathies, Reactive arthritis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Ankylosing spondylitis, Crystal-deposition diseases, CPPD crystal deposition disease, Hydroxyapatite crystal deposition disease, Gout, Target approach to diagnosis or Arthritis, Osteoporosis.

Scientific Activities

Publications

1. Bielecki DK, Gordon J. Volunteer Patient Screener’s Manual. San Diego, CA , USA: Beach Area Community Clinic; 1974.
2. Bielecki DK, Schultz P. Biochemistry Teaching Notes. Glendale, CA, USA: Los Angeles College of Chiropractic; 1977.
3. Bielecki DK, Wood J. Physiology Teaching Notes. Glendale, CA, USA: Los Angeles College of Chiropractic; 1978.
4. Bielecki DK. Anatomy Teaching Notes. Glendale, CA, USA: Los Angeles College of Chiropractic; 1978.
5. Sartoris, DJ, Resnick DL, Gershuni D, Bielecki DK, Meyers M. Computed tomography with multiplanar reformation and three-dimensional image analysis in the pre-operative evaluation of ischemic necrosis of the femoral head. J Rheum. 1986; 13: 153-163.
6. Sartoris DJ, Resnick DL, Bielecki DK, Andre M, Gershuni D, Meyers M. A technique for multiplanar reformation and three-dimensional analysis of computed tomographic data: Application to adult hip disease. J Can Assoc Radiol. 1986; 37: 69-72.
7. Kursunoglu S, Kaplan P, Resnick DL, et al. Three dimensional computed tomographic analysis of the normal temporomandibular joint. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1986; 44: 257-259. doi: 10.1016/0278-2391(86)90075-3
8. Bielecki DK, Sartoris DJ, Resnick DL, Van Lorn K, Fierer J, Haghighi P. Intraosseous and intradiscal gas in association with spinal infection: A report of three cases. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1986; 147(1): 83-86. doi: 10.2214/ajr.147.1.83
9. Pate D, Resnick DL, Andre M, et al. Three-dimensional computed tomographic imaging and modeling of the musculoskeletal system. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1986; 147(3): 545-551.
10. Kerr R, Bjorgengren AG, Bielecki DK, Resnick DL, Fienstein E. Destructive spondyloarthropathy in hemodialysis patients: Report of four cases and prospective study. Skeletal Radiol. 1988; 17(3): 176-180. doi: 10.1007/BF00351003
11. Sartoris DJ, Resnick DL, Bielecki DK, Gershuni D, Meyers M. Computed tomography with multiplanar reformation and three-dimensional image reconstruction in pre-operative adult hip disease. Int Orthop. 1988; 12(1): 1-8. doi: 10.1007/bf00265734
12. Haller J, Resnick D, Miller CW, et al. Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis: Diagnostic significance of radiographic abnormalities of the pelvis. Radiology. 1989; 172(3): 835-839. doi: 10.1148/radiology.172.3.2788894
13. Mitchell MJ, Bielecki DK, Bergman AG, Kursunoglu S, Sartoris DJ, Resnick DL. Localization of specific joint causing hindfoot pain: Value of injecting local anesthetics into individual joints during arthrography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1995; 164(6): 1473-1476. doi: 10.2214/ajr.164.6.7754895
14. Pereira ER, Ryu KM, Ahn JM, Kayser F, Bielecki DK, Resnick DL. Evaluation of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee: Comparison between partial flexion true sagittal and extension sagittal oblique positions during MR imaging. Clin Radiol. 1998; 53(8): 574-578. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(98)80148-7
15. Cieszanowski A, Szeszkowski W, Golembiowski M, Bielecki DK, Grodzicki M, Pruszynki B. Discrimination of benign from malignant hepatic lesions based on their T2-relaxation times calculated from moderately T2-weighted turbo SE sequence. Eur Radiol. 2002; 12(9): 2273-2279. doi: 10.1007/s00330-002-1366-6
16. Goldfarb CA, Kiefhaber TR, Stern PJ, Bielecki DK. The relationship between basal joint arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome: An MRI pilot study. J Hand Surg Am. 2003; 28(1): 21-27. doi: 10.1053/jhsu.2003.50014
17. Milczarek K, Rosiak G, Bielecki D, Szmidt J, Rowinski O. Endografting the true lumen and false lumen of an enlarging infrarenal aortic aneurysm. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2010; 21(11): 1778-1779. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2010.06.022

PRESENTATIONS

1. Bielecki DK. The clinical and research applications of three-dimensional computed tomography. Paper presented at: Timken-Mercy Medical Center; 1985; MA, USA.
2. Bielecki DK. Degenerative diseases that affect the intervertebral disc. Papaer presented at: Aultman Hospital. 1985; Ohio, USA.
3. Sartoris DJ, Pate D, Bielecki DK, Andre M, Kursunoglu S, Resnick DL. Musculoskeletal applications of three-dimensional imaging of computed tomographic and magnetic resonance data. Paper presented at: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA); 1985.
4. Bielecki, DK. Intraosseous and intradiscal gas in association with spinal infection: Report of three cases. Paper presented at: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine; 1986; Ohio, USA.
5. Bielecki DK, Sartoris DJ, Resnick DL, Van Lorn K, Fierer J, Haghighi P. Intraosseous and intradiscal gas in association with spinal infection: A report of three cases. Paper presented at: AJR 247:83-86, July 1986 in Medicassette Vol 2, Yearbook Medical Publishers.
6. Bielecki DK. A nusculoskeletal compendium: Twelve lectures reviewing the basics of musculoskeletal imaging. Paper presented at: Medical College of the Jagiellonian University; 1997; Krakow, Poland.
7. Bielecki DK. CPPD crystal deposition disease: A practical approach. Paper presented at: 35th Congress of Polish Radiologists; 1998; Katowice, Poland.
8. Feng SA, Chung CB, Bielecki, DK, Ryu KN, Resnick DL. Chondrocalcinosis in the pelvis in an elderly male population: Degenerative etiology and data indicating much higher prevalence than previously recorded. Paper presented at: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA); 2000.
9. Bielecki DK. Magnetic resonance imaging of the elbow. Paper presented at: Technologist’s CME Seminar (2 hours); 2002.
10. Bielecki DK. Magnetic resonance imaging of the wrist and hand. Paper presented at: Technologist’s CME Seminar (2 hours); 2002.
11. Bielecki DK. Magnetic resonance imaging of the hip and pelvis. Paper presented at: Technologist’s CME Seminar (2 hours); 2002.
12. Bielecki DK. Magnetic resonance imaging of the spine. Paper presented at: The Kentucky Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting (4 hours), 2002; Louisville, KY, USA.
13. Bielecki DK. Magnetic resonance umaging of the spine. Paper presented at: Technologist’s CME Seminar (4 hours); 2002.
14. Bielecki DK. Rheumatoid arthritis and the seronegative spondyloarthropathies: Definitions, differences and Diagnosis. Paper presented at: University of South Alabama Radiology Grand Rounds; 2004; AL, USA.
15. Bielecki DK. Diseases of bones & joints: A comprehensive lecture series (60 lectures–Three Lectures Per Month). Paper presented at: Department of Radiology Resident’s Lecture Series, and Teaching Conference; 2008-2012; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
16. Bielecki DK. Rheumatologic & immunologic diseases of the musculoskeletal system: A lecture series. Paper presented at: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences; 2008-2014; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
17. Bielecki DK. Rheumatoid arthritis and the seronegative spondyloarthropathies: Concepts, and case. Paper presented at: Rheumatologic diseases Conference; 2008; Warsaw, Poland.
18. Bielecki DK. Systematic approach to MRI of the shoulder. Paper presented at: Warsaw University; 2008; Warsaw, Poland.
19. Bielecki DK. Lecture series covering basic MSK disease processes, one lecture every two Weeks: Paper presented at: Kings College Hospital NHS Trust; 2018; London, England.
20. Bielecki DK. MSK clinical case review. Monthly. Paper presented at: King’s College Hospital NHS Trust; 2019; London, England.

ABSTRACTS

1. Andre MP, Horn RA, Bielecki DK, Dev P, Resnick DL. Patient dose considerations for three-dimensional CT Displays. RSNA. 1985; 177.
2. Sartoris DJ, Pate D, Bielecki, DK, Andre M, Kursunoglu S, Resnick DL. Musculoskeletal applications of three-dimensional imaging of computed tomographic and magnetic resonance data. RSNA. 1985; 177.
3. Pate D, Resnick, DL, Andre M, Sartoris DJ, Kursunoglu S, Bielecki DK, Dev P, Vassiliadis A. Three-dimensional imaging of the musculoskeletal system. RSNA. 1985; 365.
4. Bielecki DK, Sartoris DJ, Resnick DL, Van Lom K, Fierer J, Haghighi P. Intraosseous and intradiscal gas in association with spinal infection: A report of three cases. Yearbook of Diagnostic Radiology. 1988; 359-360.
5. Pate D, Resnick, DL, Andre M, et al. Three-dimensional imaging of the musculoskeletal system. Yearbook of Diagnostic Radiology. 1988; 469.
6. Haller J, Shils, JP, Resnick DL, et al. Diagnostic significance of radiographic abnormalities in the pelvis in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. RSNA. 1988.
7. Mitchell MJ, Haller J, Bielecki DK, et al. Use of “anesthetic” arthrography in the identification of the source of chronic post-traumatic hindfoot disability. RSNA. 1988.
8. Bielecki DK. CPPD Crystal deposition disease: A practical approach. Paper presented at: 35th Congress of Polish Radiologists; 1998; Katowice, Poland.
9. Feng SA, Chung CB, Bielecki DK, Ryu KN, Resnick DL. Chondrocalcinosis in the pelvis in an elderly male population. Degenerative etiology and data indicating much higher prevalence than previously recorded. RSNA; 2000; Chicago, USA.
10. Riherd D, Bieleck,DK, Gentile A. Location, location, location: The radiologic diagnosis of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease. ARRS; San Diego, CA, USA.
11. Bielecki DK. Location location location: The imaging diagnosis of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal deposition disease. Paper presented at: Educational exhibit, European skeletal society annual Meeting; 2019; Lisbon, Portugal.