Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship Program

UAB Radiology offers a very diverse and broad experience in Musculoskeletal imaging and interventions. Our section is responsible for all MSK Imaging in The Kirklin Clinic, University Hospital and Highlands Hospital, including radiographs, MR and CT imaging of the musculoskeletal system including spine and all MSK procedures as well as MSK US. Our section interprets studies from 10 magnets (3.0, 1.5. 1.0 and 0.2 T) and eight multidetector CT scanners located within the UAB health campus and an adjacent outpatient clinic. The fellows are involved in all aspects of these studies and are also primarily responsible in performing the MSK procedures. At UAB, about 500 MR arthrograms are performed per year. The section also performs an additional 500 more MSK procedures/year including percutaneous biopsies of bone and soft tissue, diagnostic and therapeutic injections of local anesthetics and corticosteroids into joints and spine, radiofrequency/cryo-ablation of bone tumors, and vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty. Our volume of MSK US is currently approximately 700 cases/year. The section has a major responsibility in the emergency room, which of course, offers a broad experience in trauma at this Level One Trauma Center. The fellows also attend various interdisciplinary conferences with pathology, orthopedics and rheumatology.

Ours Fellows participate in general (non special procedure) night call along with the entire Radiology faculty. This consists of back-up call for the Residents (two Residents are on duty in the hospital each night) and weekend day call, the latter being approximately one day every seven weeks.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 class, as we have filled our four fellowship spots. Deadline for application submission for the 2017-2018 class is July 1, 2015.  Interviews will take place in late summer to early fall.

Contact Information:

Michael G. Rodriguez, M.D., Program Director  
Dianne Wideman, Program Coordinator

Department of Radiology - University of Alabama Hospital
619 19th Street South - Birmingham, AL 35249-6830

(Tel) 205.934.3108 - (Fax) 205.975.4413  |
To download the UAB application