Musculoskeletal

The Musculoskeletal Imaging Section of the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania offers a one-year non-ACGME accredited fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging. Three individuals are selected each year.

Each fellow will receive training in the interpretation of musculoskeletal radiography in addition to arthrography, MRI, CT, bone DXA, ultrasound, and image guided bone and soft tissue biopsy of the pelvis and extremities. Instruction includes one-on-one read out sessions with the Musculoskeletal Staff, weekly Musculoskeletal MRI case review conferences, monthly conferences with Orthopedic Surgery, and a monthly joint conference with Rheumatology and monthly combined conference with the Radiology Department at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Fellows are responsible for sharing consultations with emergency room personnel and referring clinicians. Fellows are expected to teach the residents, medical students, and other reading room visitors that rotate on musculoskeletal clinical services and also give case based and/or didactic presentations at our weekly resident conference.

Each fellow will also participate in evening and weekend MSK call responsibilities which are both shared with and supervised by MSK staff members.  Fellows are also required to spend two weeks on a night float rotation in the Emergency Department.  In addition, fellows gain additional exposure in pediatric MSK at CHOP by spending one day there each month as well as at least one day per month on the HUP Body MRI rotation. 

There is required involvement in a scholarly project that is intended to be completed or nearly completed by the end of the year.  To this end, dedicated academic time and workspace are provided.

Equipment

Images are interpreted in two separate readings rooms, one in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the other in the Orthopedic Clinic at Presbyterian Hospital.  Each reading room is equipped with ergonomic viewing stations, state-of-the-art PACS systems, and digital voice recognition capabilities.  Each workstation also has access to 3D processing software.  Universal work list function and video teleconferencing equipment facilitate real time connection between the two reading rooms for conferences and shared workflow.

Our section supports busy orthopedic surgery, trauma and rheumatology practices and brisk inpatient and outpatient volume.  The department's equipment consists of state of the art CT, MR, fluoroscopy, and Ultrasound units.

Educational Resources

The musculoskeletal fellow may attend any departmental conference, clinical schedule permitting.  An extensive digital MR and plain film teaching file exists which can also be used for conference preparation.

Learn about requirements and how to apply for the Musculoskeletal Fellowship

Contact

Sung Kim, MD
Program Director - Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship
Attn: Jennifer Gallagher
Department of Radiology
Penn Tower, Suite 100
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office: 215-662-3103
Email: jennifer.gallagher@uphs.upenn.edu