Bjarke B. Hansen, MD, PhD
The Parker Institute
Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Copenhagen University Hospital

About Bjarke B. Hansen, MD, PhD

Dr. Bjarke Hansen’s primary interests are related to the musculoskeletal system. His research interests include degenerative changes in the lumbar spine and weight-bearing MRI and low back pain. He received his medical degree from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.


1. Hansen BB. Introducing Standing Weight-bearing MRI in the Di-agnostics of Low Back Pain and Degenerative Spinal Disorders. Dan. Med. J. 2017;64:1-23.

2. Hansen BB, Bouert R, Bliddal H, Christensen R, Bendix T, Christensen A, et al. External pneumatic compression device prevents fainting in standing weight-bearing MRI: a cohort study. Skeletal Radiol. 2013;42:1437-42.

3. Hansen BB, Bendix T, Grindsted J, Bliddal H, Christensen R, Hansen P, et al. Effect of Lumbar Disc Degeneration and Low-Back Pain on the Lumbar Lordosis in Supine and Standing. Spine. 2015;40:1690-6.

4. Hansen BB, Hansen P, Christensen AF, Trampedach C, Rasti Z, Bliddal H, et al. Reliability of standing weight-bearing (0.25T) MR imaging findings and positional changes in the lumbar spine. Skeletal Radiol. 2018;47:25-35.

5. Hansen BB, Hansen P, Carrino JA, Fournier G, Rasti Z, Boesen M. Imaging in mechanical back pain: Anything new? Best Pract. Res. Clin. Rheumatol. 2016;30:766-85.

6. Hansen BB, Hansen P, Nordberg CL, Boesen M. Imaging of the spine in cases of low back pain. Ugeskr. Laeger. 2018;180:2-6.

7. Hansen BB, Dons K, Hansen P, Bliddal H, Boesen M. Body position dependable nerve root compression in a patient with leg pain in standing position. Ugeskr. Laeger. 2016;178:V09150721.

8. Hansen BB, Hansen P, Grindsted J, Rasti Z, Bliddal H, Riis RGC, et al. Conventional Supine MRI With a Lumbar Pillow—An Alternative to Weight-bearing MRI for Diagnosing Spinal Stenosis? Spine. 2017;42:662-9.

9. Hansen BB, Kirkeskov L, Christensen R, Begtrup LM, Pedersen EB, Teilya JF, et al. Retention in physically demanding jobs of individuals with low back pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2015;16:166. 10.

10. Hansen P, Johannsen FE, Hangaard S, Stallknecht SE, Hansen BB, Nybing JD, et al. Navicular bone position determined by positional MRI: a reproducibility study. Skeletal Radiol. 2015;3-9.

11. Dossing A, Tarp S, Furst DE, Gluud C, Beyene J, Hansen BB, et al. Interpreting trial results following use of different intention-to-treat approaches for preventing attrition bias: a meta-epidemiological study protocol. BMJ Open. 2014;4:e005297-e005297.

12. Dossing A, Tarp S, Furst DE, Gluud C, Wells GA, Beyene J, et al. Modified intention-to-treat analysis did not bias trial results. J. Clin. Epidemiol. 2016;72:66-74.

13. Riis RGC, Gudbergsen H, Henriksen M, Ballegaard C, Bandak E, Röttger D, et al. Synovitis assessed on static and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging and its association with pain in knee osteoarthritis: A cross-sectional study. Eur. J. Radiol. 2016;85:1099-108.

14. Riis RGC, Henriksen M, Klokker L, Bartholdy C, Ellegaard K, Bandak E, et al. The effects of intra-articular glucocorticoids and exercise on pain and synovitis assessed on static and dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in knee osteoarthritis: exploratory outcomes from a randomized controlled trial. Osteoarthr. Cartil. 2017;25:481-91.

Articles Reviewed by Bjarke B. Hansen, MD, PhD

Early Occupational Intervention for Chronic Low Back Pain Does Not Add to Benefits of Usual Care

Low back pain interventions that include an explanation of the pain may be sufficient to limit sick leave in patients with LBP and physically demanding jobs.

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