Musculoskeletal Imaging

Musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging is integral to the care of trauma patients, athletes at all levels of skill, patients with arthritis, total joint replacements and back pain as well as those with bone and soft tissue tumors. The UPMC MSK Division provides consultative service for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the athletic teams of the University of Pittsburgh as well as local colleges and high schools.

Our Division physicians provide not only outstanding interpretative services for MRI, CT and radiographic imaging but cutting edge services in MSK ultrasound, diagnostic and therapeutic joint and spine injections, and superficial and deep bone and soft tissue biopsies. A strong relationship with interventional radiology provides MSK tumor ablation and cementation.

The faculty is actively involved in cutting edge research in MSK imaging and clinical outcomes studies. Clinical and research relationships with other departments, including the Department of Orthopedics and the Division of Rheumatology, create a dynamic and robust research environment. Multidisciplinary conferences broaden the learning and teaching experience for our trainees and faculty.

Our Division, staffed with 10 MSK fellowship-trained radiologists, works with 4-5 MSK imaging fellows yearly as well as our 60 residents, teaching the essential basics of MSK imaging and advanced techniques in imaging, interpretation, and treatment. Visiting residents and fellows frequently rotate through our services. These Division members also provide leadership in a number of national and international forums including the Society of Skeletal Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, and the American Roentgen Ray Society.

Our service locations include UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Montefiore Hospital, Kaufman outpatient clinics, Shadyside Hospital, Hillman Cancer Center, UPMC Sports Performance Center, and UPMC Mercy Hospital as well as several outpatient clinics in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area.