Musculoskeletal imaging is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology that involves ordering and interpreting medical images of bones, joints and associated soft tissues and diagnosing injuries and disease.
What We Do
Our department has state-of-the-art technology in all imaging modalities. Using a multimodality approach, we work collaboratively with our referrers to guide patients through imaging pathways to best address the concerns that have led to medical care. For example, to meet the growing needs of our patients and referrers, our section has developed programs in musculoskeletal ultrasound and image-guided interventions that require direct interaction between the patient and the radiologist. This direct communication helps to make diagnoses and, in many instances, provide relevant and effective therapeutic strategies.
Musculoskeletal imaging research includes both diagnostic and procedural radiology and involves a variety of modalities, including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and radiography. Advanced imaging techniques entail MR neurography, metal artifact reduction sequences on MR and CT, dual-energy CT, ultrasound elastography and dynamic imaging. There is overlap with multiple clinical specialties, including orthopedics, sports medicine, rheumatology, oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatrics, neurology, general surgery, plastic surgery and cardiology.