Musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging radiologists focus on diagnosing bone and joint abnormalities, including orthopedic, rheumatologic, and traumatic conditions. Through advanced imaging technologies, MSK subspecialized radiologists are also able to study the anatomy and function of the soft tissue surrounding bones and joints, allowing them to directly observe these areas as the patient moves in a real-time. By specializing in musculoskeletal imaging, these physician experts are capable of focusing on additional nuances related to orthopedic and sports medicine injuries.
MSK imaging subspecialists work hand in hand on a daily basis with primary care physicians, surgeons, sports medicine and orthopedic specialists, and more. They utilize a variety of procedures depending on a patient’s needs. MSK imaging examinations/procedures include MRI, CT, ultrasound, x-ray, fluoroscopy, and even 3D imaging.