musculoskeletal imaging and intervention fellowship at the University of
Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus is a well-rounded year long experience. We strive to provide a training experience
that is educational, stimulating, and also fun!
provides training in all aspects of musculoskeletal imaging, which includes:
MRI, CT, radiography, and focused ultrasound.
A wide variety of referrers at the university provides exposure to
sports imaging, rheumatology, metabolic disorders, as well as orthopedic
oncology. As a section we provide
imaging services to the local area professional sports teams including the
Broncos, Nuggets, and the Avalanche. Service
is also provided to the University of Colorado Buffaloes and the Denver University
interventional training includes all manner of musculoskeletal procedures
including but not limited to: joint injection / arthrography, epidural
injection, nerve root blocks, facet injection, discography, bone & soft
tissue biopsy, vertebroplasty / kyphoplasty, radiofrequency ablation (bone and
soft tissue), cryoablation (bone and soft tissue), and rhizotomy. These are performed using state of the art
techniques and equipment.
work closely with the Departments of Orthopedics, Rheumatology, Oncology and Physical
Medicine & Rehabilitation as well as the pain specialists. The section supports a firm philosophy to add
maximum value to our interpretation and intervention. To facilitate this we have three embedded
reading rooms: one located on the main campus centered between the Orthopedics,
Rheumatology, and Spine Clinics; another embedded within the CU Sports Medicine
Clinic at the Champion’s Center attached to Folsom Field in Boulder; and the
last adjacent to the Orthopedics clinic at the Inverness location. The main reading room is located near our
scanners next to our other subspecialty radiologists at the University of
Colorado Hospital. Fellows will also
rotate to our outpatient imaging center at the Colorado Center in Denver.
We have a
total of ten MRI scanners (six 3.0T and four 1.5T), from different
manufacturers. Multiple CT units are
available with two of the units equipped with CT fluoroscopy capability for
procedures. Two of the CT scanners have
dual energy capability. A robust
ultrasound department supports our diagnostic and interventional procedures,
and we have the use of dedicated multipurpose fluoroscopy rooms for joint
injection and spine intervention. We
have dedicated time scheduled on a single bi-plane fluoroscopy unit in the
interventional suite for the performance of vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty.
section participates in several interdisciplinary conferences to include weekly
Spine, bi-weekly Orthopedic Tumor, weekly Sarcoma, monthly Bone Tumor
Metastases, and weekly Limb Preservation conferences.
With our diverse exposure to all facets of musculoskeletal radiology, research projects are abundant. You can
participate in ongoing research or we can support you in completing your own
projects. Our faculty has research interests in hip preservation imaging, spine
intervention / intervention, knee injury, and ultrasound. Dedicated time is available for this purpose as needed.
Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship at the University of
Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus follows the MSK Match as organized by the
Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR).
Applications will be accepted beginning October
1. No formal interviews will be
scheduled until after December 1 per the guidelines.
A completed application consists of: application, photo, CV,
personal statement, copy of USMLE scores, copy of medical school diploma,
intern year certificate, and 3 letters of recommendation.
You will be notified when your application is complete and
subsequently for interview invitations. If not invited for an interview, you
will be contacted by email and our apologies extended. We look forward to
Corey Ho, MD
Program Director of Musculoskeletal Imaging &
University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus