Department of Radiology and Imaging
Hollis G. Potter, MD, Chairman, Department of Radiology and Imaging
Christian S. Geannette, MD, Fellowship Director
Duration: 1 year
Positions: 7 ACGME-Accredited
Location: Hospital for Special Surgery
Contact: Johnny Rodriguez, 212.606.1936, RodriguezJo@hss.edu
For the 2023–2024 academic year, HSS will be recruiting radiology fellows through the Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship Match. Accepting applications for the 2024-2025 class since August 1, 2022.
Goals of Fellowship
The goals and objectives of the Musculoskeletal Radiology and Imaging Fellowship program are to train the next generation of leaders in musculoskeletal imaging with an emphasis on clinical, teaching, and research skills. Through the use of didactic lectures, case presentations, round table discussions, journal club and question-and-answer sessions, the CME-accredited Radiology and Imaging Weekly Conference series further the fellows’ knowledge of advanced imaging techniques.
The locally, nationally and internationally known radiologists at HSS are committed to education and regularly participate in both intra- and interdepartmental conferences. They are consistently invited participants to present original research at major meetings and as visiting professors. The chairman of the Department of Radiology & Imaging and the chiefs of all the divisions are recognized globally in the radiology, orthopaedic and rheumatologic communities for their innovative research, imaging expertise and commitment to teaching.
Curriculum and Expectations
- Fellows rotate through all modalities (MRI, ultrasound, interventional radiology, CT and radiographs), have a two week rotation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and have dedicated research time. In addition to clinical exposure to routine and complex orthopaedic pathologies, there is a rich academic experience filled with daily CME-accredited multidisciplinary conferences, as well as resident and fellow one-on-one teaching sessions at the workstation.
- The MRI rotation involves all standardized joint imaging, as well as specialized imaging, including spine, arthroplasty, cartilage, sternoclavicular joints, pectoralis tears, high-resolution nerve imaging and MR angiography. Fellows dictate cases throughout their fellowship.
- The ultrasound rotation provides the musculoskeletal radiology fellow with the foundation to perform common diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations and interventional procedures using ultrasound. Fellows are expected to become proficient in diagnostic scanning of the musculoskeletal system as well as in performing commonly requested procedures with sonographic guidance.
- During the interventional radiology rotation, fellows perform interventional diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the musculoskeletal system confidently, accurately and safely. Pre-procedure imaging studies are reviewed in detail with the special procedures attending and appropriate trajectory and technique is chosen. Procedures performed include joint injections and aspirations, osseous and soft-tissue lesion sampling, radiofrequency ablation for osteoid osteomas and aspiration for suspected spondylodiscitis.
- Fellows are exposed to a variety of CT cases, including spine (both pre- and postoperative cases), joints, including joint arthroplasty imaging, and extremity work.
- The purpose of the radiograph rotation is to provide a strong foundation in the basic musculoskeletal imaging examination, the radiograph. During this rotation, each fellow also has dedicated research time in the afternoon. Research projects(s) are an expected part of the fellowship.
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