Clinical training offered

  • A high volume of musculoskeletal MRI cases are drawn from multiple sites in the RadNet and Pronet teleradiology networks. This includes multiple orthopaedic/sports medicine and rheumatology groups. The fellow will gain experience with high field, 1.5/3.0 Tesla MR studies as well as low-field 0.2 to 1.0 T extremity scanners (E-Scan and C-Scan, ONI, MagneVue).

  • Fellows will also have the opportunity to work with other distinguished radiologists in abdominal, neuroradiology, and PET/CT at the same location during the course of the year.

  • Additional experience with Neuroradiology, Abdominal Imaging, Breast MRI, and PET/CT Imaging depending on degree of personal interest.

  • Dedicated academic time is encouraged for performing clinical research. Fellows are encouraged to submit at least one paper to a peer-reviewed journal during their year of training.

  • Daily lectures given by Dr. Crues covering MSK-MRI and MRI physics throughout the year.

  • Weekly multidisciplinary conferences at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic clinic.

  • Affiliation with Southern California Orthopedic Institute and its Sports Medicine Orthopedic Fellowship including MR/CT review, image guided joint injections and fellow education.

  • The regular one-year MSK fellowship requires that fellow applicants have a valid U.S. Medical License at the time of application and a valid California Medical License before starting the program. Visiting fellowships are available for between 1-6 months for non-U.S. radiologists by special arrangement with Dr. Crues.

Outside rotations include experience in specific areas

  • Joint arthrography—Diagnostic and therapeutic injection of ankle, knee, hip, spine, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

  • The Stone Clinic Clinical evaluation of orthopedic and sports medicine conditions. Observation of orthopedic and arthroscopic procedures, and conducting collaborative research projects.

  • Head and neck MR Imaging with Dr. Charles Schatz

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