Musculoskeletal Imaging Track
During the Musculoskeletal Imaging Track, you receive advanced training in all aspects of musculoskeletal radiology in both outpatient and inpatient settings. This track is designed to provide you with clinical and academic subspecialty training while you work closely with experts in the imaging and interventional aspects of musculoskeletal radiology.
Becoming a proficient musculoskeletal radiologist requires a more detailed knowledge of anatomy, disease processes, pathophysiology and imaging techniques than most radiologists are able to obtain in four years of general residency training.
The Musculoskeletal Imaging Track teaches radiologists how to plan, perform and interpret studies and procedures at a subspecialty level, preparing them to bring musculoskeletal-imaging expertise to either an academic or subspecialized private practice.
This track's broad, in-depth curriculum covers all fundamentals of musculoskeletal imaging.
Your clinical time includes the following rotations:
- Advanced musculoskeletal MRI/CT
- Interventional and diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound
- Bone radiography
- Musculoskeletal interventional procedures
- Electives in spine imaging and intervention, pediatrics, body MRI, as well as other areas
You are given up to two four-week blocks of elective time that can be spent with our Mayo Clinic neuroradiologists learning spine imaging and interventions. Also, time may be spent at Phoenix Children's Hospital in pediatric musculoskeletal imaging.
During the Musculoskeletal Imaging Track, you participate in the following recurring conferences:
- Interdisciplinary foot and ankle conference
- Interdisciplinary tumor conference
- Intradepartmental MR arthroscopy correlation conference
- Musculoskeletal journal club
- Musculoskeletal didactic conferences
In addition, you can participate in multiple conferences offered by the other radiology subspecialty areas.
Mayo Clinic's musculoskeletal-imaging division in Arizona is actively involved in clinical research and has won awards for its research projects at national meetings. You are expected to participate in one or more projects with the musculoskeletal-imaging staff during your fellowship year.
The Musculoskeletal Imaging Track faculty includes:
- Michael G. Fox, M.D., Musculoskeletal Imaging Section Chair
- Mark J. Kransdorf, M.D.
- F. Spencer Chivers, M.D.
- Jonathan A. Flug, M.D.
- Jeremiah R. Long, M.D.
Michael Fox, M.D.
Mark Kransdorf, M.D.