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Musculoskeletal Radiology

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The Musculoskeletal Radiology and Intervention fellowship provides intensive, clinical training covering a broad spectrum of imaging tests for the diagnosis of bone, joint, and soft tissue disorders. Fellows receive extensive hands-on experience in protocoling, monitoring, and interpreting radiographs, CT, MR, 3D images and ultrasound examinations. A large number of MR arthrogram procedures are performed daily. Supervision is supplied by eight full-time, fellowship-trained MSK radiologists. Trainees are given increasing levels of responsibility and independence during the 12-month fellowship.

The patient population consists of a mix of sports medicine cases (including services for St. Louis' professional sports teams), as well as referrals for bone and soft tissue tumor diagnosis and staging, infection, trauma, and arthritis cases. The section services a highly subspecialized University-based Department of Orthopedics, as well as several community-based, subspecialty practices.

Imaging services are additionally provided for Washington University-based rheumatology, rehabilitation, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, neurology and oncology practices. Inpatient and outpatient diagnostic and therapeutic work is performed at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and at Barnes-Jewish Hosptial on the Washington University Medical Center campus. Additionally, faculty and fellows provide subspecialty imaging services at  the Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center in Chesterfield. All equipment is state-of-the-art and includes computed and digital radiography, multidetector CT, 1.5-T and 3-T MR machines, as well as a dedicated extremity MR scanner. All interpretations are performed on PACS workstations.

Fellows also rotate through a busy interventional service, where diagnostic and therapeutic spine procedures are performed under imaging guidance, including nerve block, facet injection, epidural injection, discography, nerve root ablation, vertebroplasty, and kyphoplasty. In the extremities, procedures include arthrography and tenography as well as other joint injections and aspirations. Biopsy, cementoplasty, RF and cryoablation are used for benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors in both the spine and extremities.

Research opportunities and resources abound; academic, nonclinical time is provided for each fellow to pursue individual interests.

For more information or to obtain an application:

Linda Macker
Fellowship Coordinator
(314) 362-2916

Jonathan Baker, MD
Fellowship Director