Robert Downey Boutin, M.D.
Radiology - Musculoskeletal Radiology
- Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging
- Clinical Professor
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Boutin is dedicated to excellence in diagnostic imaging – including radiography, CT, and MRI. He collaborates closely with physicians in other departments, including in orthopaedic sports medicine and oncology.
Dr. Boutin's clinical interests include: advanced musculoskeletal imaging, with an emphasis on orthopaedic applications of MRI.
Dr. Boutin's research interests focus on diagnostic imaging of muscle, tendon, and osteoarticular structures.
M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 1991
M.Sc., Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford CA 1986
B.S., Stanford University, Stanford CA 1986
Radiology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM 1991-1995
Radiology, UC San Diego, San Diego CA 1995-1996
American Board of Radiology, 1995
American College of Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
Association of University Radiologists
International Skeletal Society
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Academic Bone Radiologists
Society of Skeletal Radiology
Honors and Awards
Patrick T. Liu Innovation Research Award, Society of Skeletal Radiology; New Orleans, LA., 2016
Research Award, Society of Skeletal Radiology; Scottsdale, AZ., 2015
Magna Cum Laude Award, Education Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL., 2015
Fellow Research Award for Outstanding Performance in Research, University of California, Davis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery., 2015
Senior Faculty Teaching Award, University of California, Davis Radiology Residents., 2013
Certificate of Merit, Education Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL., 2013
Cum Laude Award, Education Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting; Chicago, IL., 2013
Fellow Research Award for Outstanding Performance in Research, University of California, Davis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery., 2013
Select Recent Publications
Borgese M, Boutin RD, Bayne CO, Szabo RM, Chaudhari AJ. Association of lunate morphology, sex, and lunotriquetral interosseous ligament injury with radiologic measurement of the capitate-triquetrum joint. Skeletal Radiol. 2017 Dec;46(12):1729-1737.
Fritz RC, Boutin RD. Musculotendinous Disorders in the Upper Extremity: Part 2. MRI of the Elbow, Forearm, Wrist, and Hand. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2017 Sep;21(4):376-391.
Fritz RC, Boutin RD. Musculotendinous Disorders in the Upper Extremity: Part 1. MRI of the Shoulder and Upper Arm. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2017 Sep;21(4):359-375.
Boutin RD, Bamrungchart S, Bateni CP, Beavers DP, Beavers KM, Meehan JP, Lenchik L. CT of Patients With Hip Fracture: Muscle Size and Attenuation Help Predict Mortality. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Jun;208(6):W208-W215.
Boutin RD, Netto AP, Nakamura D, Bateni C, Szabo RM, Cronan M, Foster B, Barfield WR, Seibert JA, Chaudhari AJ. "Knuckle Cracking": Can Blinded Observers Detect Changes with Physical Examination and Sonography? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Apr;475(4):1265-1271.
Boutin RD, Kaptuch JM, Bateni CP, Chalfant JS, Yao L. Influence of IV Contrast Administration on CT Measures of Muscle and Bone Attenuation: Implications for Sarcopenia and Osteoporosis Evaluation. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Nov;207(5):1046-1054.
Boutin RD, White LM, Laor T, Spitz DJ, Lopez-Ben RR, Stevens KJ, Bredella MA. MRI findings of serous atrophy of bone marrow and associated complications. Eur Radiol. 2015 Sep;25(9):2771-8.
Boutin RD, Yao L, Canter RJ, Lenchik L. Sarcopenia: Current Concepts and Imaging Implications. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Sep;205(3):W255-66.
Boutin RD, Chang J, Bateni C, Giza E, Wisner ER, Yao L. The Notch of Harty (Pseudodefect of the Tibial Plafond): Frequency and Characteristic Findings at MRI of the Ankle. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Aug;205(2):358-63.
Boutin RD, Fritz RC, Marder RA. Magnetic resonance imaging of the postoperative meniscus: resection, repair, and replacement. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2014 Nov;22(4):517-55.