The Department of Radiology in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine offers a one-year fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging. Under the supervision of the faculty, fellows will interpret the full gamut of musculoskeletal imaging modalities including radiographs, CT, US and MRI as well as perform a variety of interventional procedures such as image-guided bone and soft tissue biopsies as well as joint injections/aspirations.
The University of North Carolina Hospitals is a Level I Trauma Center and tertiary referral center for orthopedic oncology. In addition, the UNC Health Care System serves the UNC collegiate athletic teams as well as several community orthopedic referral groups. As a result, fellows can expect to see a well-rounded mix of trauma, orthopedic oncology, sports medicine, infection and rheumatology cases. We perform around 125,000 studies (all modalities) each year including a variety of interventional musculoskeletal procedures.
In the spirit of graded independence, the fellow will read radiographs independently as an attending on the “plain film” service several times a month beginning 6 to 8 weeks into the fellowship as well as on call.
Teaching opportunities beyond resident and medical student teaching at the view box are available during the fellowship year. Elective time and in-house moonlighting are available. A weekly fellows’ conference rounds out the fellowship experience.
The Musculoskeletal Division currently has four full-time subspecialty trained faculty members. The entire department is fully PACS-integrated, and soft copy reading is the standard. The Department has state-of-the-art imaging equipment including current generation 1.5T and 3T MR scanners, 64 slice CT scanners (including a dual source-dual energy CT scanner), US machines, radiography and fluoroscopy units, and bone densitometers.
For more information about how to apply to our fellowship program, click HERE.