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Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention


Mission

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 contact.


Patient Care

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 of vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty.

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.


Education

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.


Research

Ongoing research projects are abundant.   Please click on the pubmed links below for a list of publications.   
 

For a complete list of faculty, please click here