Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship

Program Coordinator: Amy Jennings
Program Duration: 12 Months
Number of Positions: 3
Program Overview: 

Over the course of an MSK fellowship at the Department of Medical Imaging, the fellow receives exceptional instruction in all aspects of Musculoskeletal radiology. The MSK fellow learns to interpret high volumes of MRI and CT studies, including sports medicine cases.

We offer outstanding research opportunities training in musculoskeletal ultrasonography and ultrasound-guided procedures, the opportunity to train in a top-tier Level I Trauma Center and a large number of interdisciplinary conferences.

Our radiology board-certified faculty members are dedicated to education and are invited course instructors for national and international meetings.

Division Director and Fellowship Program Director: 

Mihra S. Taljanovic, M.D., PhD, FACR
Professor of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery
Director of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Research, and Development
Fellowship Coordinator: Amy Jennings, Administrative Associate

Address:

Mihra S. Taljanovic, M.D., PhD, FACR
Banner University Medical Center - Tucson
Department of Medical Imaging
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85724-5067

Email: mihrat@radiology.arizona.edu

Clinical Training Offered:

  • Musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Arthrography/joint injections (diagnostic and therapeutic)
  • Imaging-guided joint aspirations 
  • Bursal and tendon sheath aspirations and injections
  • Ultrasound guided calcium lavage
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Radiography
  • Soft tissue and bone biopsies
  • Radiofrequency tumor ablations in conjunction with the Interventional Radiology Division (fellows spend a minimum of 2 weeks on dedicated biopsy service)
  • Spinal interventions

Epidural, facet, sacroiliac joints, nerve root block, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, discography, etc. Performed by the Neuroradiology Division (musculoskeletal fellows can participate if interested) 

Special Strengths:

  • High volumes of MRI and CT studies
  • Excellent relationship with the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rheumatology
  • High volume of sports medicine cases
  • Six 1.5T MRI and one 3.0T MRI machines (University Campus, North Campus, and South Campus)
  • Outstanding research opportunities with 3 and 7 Tesla MRI machines
  • Training in musculoskeletal ultrasonography and ultrasound-guided procedures
  • Large number of interdisciplinary conferences
  • Training in Level I Trauma Center

Teaching Faculty:

Total Skeletal Radiology Faculty: 4

Society of Skeletal Radiology Members: 4

International Skeletal Society Members: 1

 Additional Information:

Positions Offered: 3

Duration: 12 months

ACGME Accreditation: No

 

Application Process: 

Application Process: To be eligible for acceptance, applicants must possess an MD or DO degree, and have completed training and eligible to take the national boards in an ACGME-accredited diagnostic radiology program in the US or Canada, by the fellowship start date. We accept applications year-round from second-year and third-year diagnostic radiology residents. The interviews are conducted during the summer and fall for the third-year residents.

MSK Fellowship Application

Eligible candidates should send the following documents to Amy Jennings, ajennings@radiology.arizona.edu, for the following year’s program:

• Curriculum Vitae
• Personal Statement
• University of Arizona, Department of Medical Imaging, Fellowship Application
• Medical School Transcripts or Dean’s Letter
• 3 letters of recommendation
• USMLE Scores (Steps I, II, IICS, III)
• Photo
• ECFMG Certificate, if applicable

Interviews are conducted in the fall of every year.

Contact Information
Point of Contact: 
Amy Jennings
Address: 

Banner University Medical Center - Tucson
Department of Medical Imaging
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85724-5067

Telephone Number: (520) 626-9077, Fax Number: (520) 626-1945, Email: ajennings@radiology.arizona.edu

Website: http://radiology.arizona.edu/content/musculoskeletal-imaging-fellowship