Equipment and Caseload
Fellows rotate throughout all areas of musculoskeletal radiology including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, standard radiography, and image-guided procedures.
We read over 2,100 CT examinations per year acquired on multiple scanners. These are primarily trauma- and spine-related.
Magnetic resonance imaging
Our division reads over 6,000 MRI examinations per year performed on seven (7) fixed and three (3) mobile scanners including a high-field strength open magnet and two (2) 3.0T magnets located throughout the Henry Ford Health System. We interpret all musculoskeletal MR imaging including the spine.
Unique among musculoskeletal fellowships, our fellows have the opportunity to gain extensive expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound as we perform more than 8,000 examinations each year at multiple sites. The main campus itself hosts three (3) dedicated machines (GE, Phillips). Most exams are outpatient, but ultrasound is also routinely utilized to evaluate inpatients for soft tissue and joint infections. The most frequent examination is the shoulder followed by the foot/ankle, knee, wrist, hip, and elbow.
We interpret over 100,000 examinations per year including emergency room, outpatient, inpatient, and digital images from our main campus, the center for athletic medicine, and other community sites.
Our service provides over 1,600 image-guided procedures per year including arthrograms, ultrasound-guided aspirations and injections, and bone and soft tissue biopsies, almost all of which are performed by the fellows with staff supervision. We also perform radiofrequency ablations. Henry Ford Hospital offers a state-of-the-art simulation lab for hands-on learning of ultrasound and procedures.