Dr Bill Breidahl


Bill Breidahl is a WA medical and radiological graduate who obtained an MRCP prior to completing his radiological training in 1993. He was awarded the H R Sear prize in his final radiological exams as recognition for the most outstanding performance in these exams Australia wide. Subsequently he received the Thomas Baker study fellowship to assist in his fellowship training overseas, again against Australia wide competition. Upon completion of the musculoskeletal imaging fellowship at the University of Michigan, USA, he joined Perth Radiological Clinic and became a Partner in 1996. His primary interest is musculoskeletal radiology, including musculoskeletal ultrasound and MRI. He was the attending radiologist to all athletes at the Atlanta Olympic games in 1996 and the Sydney 2000 Olympics. He also provided the radiological services to the 2003 World Cup rugby games held in Perth. In 2007 he was elected president of the Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group.

All facets of musculoskeletal imaging (ultrasound, CT and MRI), including image guided musculoskeletal injections

  • Musculoskeletal imaging at the University of Michigan

  • Royal Perth Hospital, Mount Hospital, Joondalup Health Campus and Armadale Kelmscott Memorial Hospital
  • President of AMSIG 2007-2010
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer School of Surgery UWA 2008 – current

Cortical desmoid of the humerus: radiographic and MRI correlation. Kay M, Counsel P, Wood D, Breidahl W. Skeletal Radiol. 2017 Jul;46(7):1011-1015.
Early postoperative repair status after rotator cuff repair cannot be accurately classified using questionnaires of patient function and isokinetic strength evaluation. Colliver J, Wang A, Joss B, Ebert J, Koh E, Breidahl W, Ackland T, J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2016 April; 25 (4): 536-42.
The existence of cords in olecranon bursae. Ecker J, Ebert JR, Taheri A, Mathew RK, Chee DY, Breidahl W, J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2015 Oct; 24 ( 10) : 292-5
Incidence, Degree and Development of Graft Hypertrophy 24 months after Matrix Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation: Association with clinical outcomes. Ebert JR, Smith A, Fallon M, Butler R, Nairn R, Breidahl W, Wood DJ, Am J Sports Med 2015 Sept; 43(9):2208-15
Evidence for the durability of Autologous Tenocyte Injection for Treatment of Chronic Resistant Lateral Epicondylitis: Mean 4.5 year clinical follow-up. Wang A, Mackie K, Breidahl W, Wang T, Zheng MH, Am J Sports Med 2015 July; 43 (7): 1775-83
Do postoperative platelet-rich plasma injections accelerate early tendon healing and functional recovery after arthroscopic supraspinatus tendon repair? A randomised controlled trial. Wang A, McCann P, Colliver J, Koh E, Ackland T, Joss B, Zheng M, Breidahl W, Am J Sports Med 2015 Jun; 43(6): 1430-7.
MRI and clinical analysis of hip abductor repair. McGonagle L, Haebich S, Breidahl W, Fick DP, Hip Int. 2015 Jan-Feb; 25(1):24-7
Reliability of a 3 T MRI protocol for objective grading of supraspinatus tendonosis and partial thickness tears. Bauer S, Wang A, Butler R, Fallon M, Nairn R, Budgeon C, Breidahl W, Zheng MH, J Orthop Surg Res. 2014 Dec 18;9(1):128
The relationship between subacromial bursa thickness on ultrasound and shoulder pain in open water endurance swimmers over time. Couanis G, Breidahl W, Burnham S, J Sci Med Sport. 2014 May 20.
Musculoskeletal lymphoma: MRI of bone or soft tissue presentations. Carroll G, Breidahl W, Robbins P, J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2013 Dec;57(6):663-73.
Autologous tenocyte injection for the treatment of severe, chronic resistant lateral epicondylitis: a pilot study. Wang A, Breidahl W, Mackie KE, Lin Z, Qin A, Chen J, Zheng MH, Am J Sports Med. 2013 Dec;41(12):2925-32.
Serial MRI and clinical assessment of Cyclops lesions. Gohil S, Falconer TM, Breidahl W, Annear P, Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 April.
Autologous tenocyte implantation, a novel treatment for partial thickness rotator cuff tear and  tendinopathy in an elite athlete. Wang AW, Bauer S, Goonatillake M, Breidahl W, Zheng MH, BMJ Case report Jan 11 2013.
Magnetic resonance imaging features of preserved vs divided and repaired piriformis during total hip arthroplasty: a randomised controlled trial. Khan RJ, Lam LO, Breidahl W, Blakeney WG, J Arthroplasty April 2012; 27(4): 551-8
Knee preservation with combined neutralasing High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) and matrix-induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation ( MACI) in younger patients with medial knee osteoarthritis: A case series with prospective clinical and MRI follow-up over 5 years. Bauer S, Khan RJ, Ebert JR, Robertson WB, Breidahl W, Ackland TR, Wood DJ, Knee 2012 August; 19(4): 431-9
Characteristics of the arthropathy described in hereditary haemochromatosis. Carroll GJ, Breidahl WH, Olynyk JK, Arthritis Care Res 2012 Jan;  64(1): 9-14

Book Chapters

Muscle Injuries of the Lower Leg. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology. April 2010 14 (2): 162-175 Counsel Peter, Breidahl William.
The knee and leg in Atlas of Imaging in Sports Medicine. Second edition. McGraw- Hill 2008. Bill Breidahl with Jock Anderson and John Read.

Recent Proffered Papers, Posters and Abstracts

2015  EULAR Congress Rome 10-13 June. Successful treatment of DISH with TNF inhibitors. Carroll GJ, Lim A, Breidahl WH, Song S, Dewing WM, Coleman S.
2014 15th EFFORT Congress in London. Autologous Tenocyte Implantation For Gluteal Tendinopathy: A Prospective Pilot Study. Bucher T, Breidahl W, Janes G, Ebert J, Zheng M.
2014 15th EFFORT Congress in London.  A 2 Year Retrospective Review Of 110 Patients With Lars133 / Hamstrings Hybrid Double Tunnel Acl Reconstruction. Annear P, Tusak l, Breidahl W.
ARRS ( American Roentgen Ray Society ) annual meeting Washington DC April 2013. Musculoskeletal Lymphoma: MRI findings of cases presenting as a bone lesion or soft tissue mass. Carroll G, Breidahl W. 2014 15th EFFORT Congress in London.  Remnant-Preserving Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction: Clinical & Mri Evaluation After 2 Years. Annear P, Tusak L, Breidahl W.
RANZCR Annual Scientific Meeting Sydney 2012. Musculoskeletal Lymphoma: MRI findings of cases presenting as a bone lesion or soft tissue mass. Carroll G, Breidahl W
IWIW ( International Wrist Investigators Workshop) Chicago September 2012. Scaphotrapezoid Dissociation. Ecker J, Dean C, Breidahl W
AAOS ( American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons) San Francisco Feb 2011. Knee preservation with combined high tibial osteotomy and matrix induced autologous chondrocyte implantation. Bauer S, Khan R, Ebert J, Robertson W, Breidahl W, Ackland T, Wood D.

  • AMSIG 2016: Non-extensor tendinopathies around the knee
  • RANZCR SA Branch meeting Adelaide 2014: 1. Imaging of wrist trauma 2. Commonly missed ankle fractures 3. Shoulder Ultrasound with MRI correlation.
  • RANZCR, Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, October 2010: 1. Shoulder Ultrasound with MRI Correlation 2. Ankle and Foot Fractures – How Not to Miss Them on X-ray.
  • WFUMB 2009 World Congress in medical ultrasound in Sydney. 1. Shoulder ultrasound with MR correlation 2. Sonography of the finger 3. Wrist US – lumps, bumps, nerves and ligaments.
  • AMSIG May 2009. 1. Wrist Ultrasound 2. Tendinopathy of the medial head of gastrocnemius.

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