Scope of Training

Each fellow is trained in interpretation of:

  • MRI
  • Radiography
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • CT
  • Bone DXA
  • Image-guided bone and soft tissue biopsy of the pelvis and extremities

Instruction includes read-out sessions with the Musculoskeletal (MSK) staff, hands-on ultrasound and biopsy training, weekly case conference, didactic fellow conference, various monthly conferences with Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatology as well as week-long rotation with pediatric MSK radiologists at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). A number of elective options are available within the Department of Radiology and with clinical services in Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine.

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 one week in the Emergency Department on a night float 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 Musculoskeletal Center at Penn Medicine University City. 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.

Learn about requirements and how to apply for the Musculoskeletal Fellowship

Program Director

Sandra Rutigliano, MD

Sandra Rutigliano, MD 
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology


Contact Us

Coordinator: Denia Budhan
Department of Radiology/Musculoskeletal Imaging Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street, Mailbox #4
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact:  |  215-294-9521
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