Residents rotate through musculoskeletal radiology beginning their first year and continuously throughout the four years. During this rotation, residents are responsible for the protocolling and image interpretation of all musculoskeletal studies including radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, under the supervision of GW Hospital physicians. Additionally, the section offers a variety of interventional procedures such as arthrography, bone/muscle biopsy, diagnostic joint aspiration and therapeutic joint injection. Residents can participate in multidisciplinary conferences in conjunction with the departments of Rheumatology and Orthopaedic Surgery.
Because there are no fellows on this service, residents read musculoskeletal MRI examinations and are encouraged to perform all procedures.