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Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention


Mission

The mission of the Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention section (MSK) is to bring the highest quality subspecialty musculoskeletal radiology expertise in the interpretation of MSK radiographs, CT, MRI, US, while performing 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 four, fellowship trained radiologists: Colin Strickland, M.D. (Section Chief)Mary Kristen Jesse, M.D.Peter Lowry, M.D., and Jonathan Flug, M.D., as well as a physician assistant Alexandra Leo, PA-C.

We have four 1.5 MRI units and two 3T MRI units between the Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC), University of Colorado Hospital Imaging Center that is paired with the CU Sports Medicine clinical practice, and the 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 two 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 one fellow annually.

 

For a complete list of faculty, please click here