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Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Fellowship


Overview

The 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!  

The fellowship 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 Pioneers.

The 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.​

Sites

We 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.​

Equipment

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.

Conferences

Our 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. ​ 

Research

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.

Application Details

The 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, 2019.  No formal interviews will be scheduled until after December 1, 2019 per the guidelines​.

https://skeletalrad.org/msk-fellowship-training​

Please fill out the application form (link below) and email it to our coordinator, Andrea Garbrecht.​

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Mary Ball - Mary.A.Ball@cuanschutz.edu
Department of Radiology, Academic Division
University of Colorado Denver
Mail Stop 8200
12631 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Phone: (303) 724-1984
 

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 meeting you!

 Sincerely,

Corey Ho, MD

Program Director of Musculoskeletal Imaging & Intervention Fellowship
University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus​