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Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship

The musculoskeletal imaging fellowship offers training in all aspects of MSK imaging: sports medicine, trauma, bone and soft tissue tumors, general orthopaedics and rheumatology.  There is a single fellow each year. The fellow works one-on-one with subspecialty MSK radiologists, and is based primarily at the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, a subspecialty orthopaedic center.

The fellowship is under the direction of three MSK fellowship-trained radiologists. The focus is on advanced imaging although plain film expertise is also developed. There are  20-25  musculoskeletal MRIs/day, 2-5 CT/day, 6-10 procedures/week, and 4-6 ultrasounds/week.  Therapeutic injections are performed under fluoroscopy and ultrasound. The fellow has the option of learning to perform  spine procedures. Fellows attend joint conferences with orthopaedics on a weekly basis, and are also involved in resident and medical student education.

Fellows participate in an equal amount of weekend and holiday call as do the general radiology faculty. When taking call, fellows function as attendings.

Applicants are expected to have demonstrated during their residency an aptitude and focus on musculoskeletal imaging. Publications are not required, but are an asset to the application. All fellows must have obtained Missouri licensure before starting their fellowship. Applicants are typically third year residents, although fellows may also come from private practice.

Candidates for this program are selected based on their preparedness, ability, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.


Julia Crim, MD - Program Director

Megha Garg, MD 

Michael Aro, MD




For further information and application, please contact:

Crystal Arellano
MSK Radiology Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Radiology
University of Missouri
One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212


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