The mission of the MSK radiology
section is to bring to bear the highest quality subspecialty musculoskeletal
radiology expertise in the interpretation of MSK radiographs, CT, MRI, US and
the performance of a broad range of interventional services. We aim to practice
radiology with an emphasis on patients and strive to serve our referring
physicians with imaging interpretation and procedural excellence. Our reading
rooms are embedded centrally within the clinic space of our referring
physicians, reflecting the focus on clinician collaboration and direct patient
The MSK section currently consists of 4 fellowship trained MSK radiologists:
Dr. Colin Strickland, Dr. Mary Kristen Jesse, Dr. Peter Lowry and Dr. Jonathan
Flug as well as a physician assistant Alexandra Leo PA-C.
We currently employ four 1.5 MRI
units and two 3T MRI units between our Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC), the
University of Colorado Hospital Imaging center off campus with the CU Sports Medicine clinical practice, and our University of Colorado Lone Tree
Health Center. We have many CT scanners, two of which are equipped with dual
energy technology and another two equipped with CT fluoroscopy capability for
CT guided MSK procedures. A robust US department supports our US diagnostic and
interventional procedures, and we have the use of a dedicated multipurpose fluoroscopy
room for spine intervention and bi-plane fluoroscopy units for the performance
Our section participates in several
interdisciplinary conferences including weekly Spine conference, bi-weekly
Orthopedic Tumor conference, Rheumatology conference, monthly Sarcoma
conference, monthly Hand Surgery conference and quarterly Radiology-Surgical
Correlation Sports Medicine conference.
The MSK section has synthesized a
core curriculum for resident education consisting of 21 core lectures spanning
a 2 year repeating lecture cycle. All of the MSK faculty are active with daily
resident case conferences and are passionate about resident, fellow, and
medical student education. The Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention
Division also supports a fellowship that accepts a single fellow annually and
provides excellent training in the breadth of MSK imaging and intervention.
Ongoing research projects are abundant. Please click on the pubmed links below for a list of publications.