Scope of Training
Each fellow is trained in:
- Interpretation of musculoskeletal radiography
- Bone DXA
- Image-guided bone and soft tissue biopsy of the pelvis and extremities
Instruction includes read-out sessions with the Musculoskeletal (MSK) staff, weekly MRI case review conferences, monthly conferences with Orthopedic Surgery, a monthly joint conference with Rheumatology and monthly combined conference with the Radiology Department at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Fellows are responsible for:
- Sharing consultations with emergency room personnel and referring clinicians
- Teaching residents, medical students and other reading room visitors who rotate on MSK clinical services
- Giving case-based and didactic presentations at a weekly resident conference
Each fellow participates in evening and weekend call responsibilities, shared with and supervised by MSK staff. Fellows must spend two weeks in the Emergency Department on a night float rotation. One day each month, they gain additional exposure in pediatric MSK at CHOP and spend at least one day per month on the HUP Body MRI rotation.
Fellows are involved in a scholarly project that is to be completed, or nearly completed, by the end of the year. Dedicated academic time and workspace are provided for the project.
Fellows may attend any departmental conference, clinical schedule permitting. An extensive digital MR and plain film teaching file is available for conference preparation.
Extensive Experience in Musculoskeletal Imaging
We support busy orthopedic surgery, trauma and rheumatology practices, as well as brisk inpatient and outpatient volumes. Our department has the latest CT, MR, fluoroscopy and ultrasound units.
Images are interpreted in two readings rooms, one in the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and the other in the Orthopedic Clinic at Presbyterian Hospital. Each reading room is equipped with ergonomic viewing stations, leading-edge PACS systems and digital voice recognition capabilities. Each workstation also has access to 3D processing software. For conferences and shared workflow, real-time connection between the two reading rooms is facilitated by universal work list function and video teleconferencing equipment.
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J. Bruce Kneeland, MD
Division Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging
Professor of Radiology, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania