Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging

Fellowship Director: Dr. Marcos Sampaio, MD
Program Administrator: Avril D'Silva

General Objectives

The uOttawa Faculty of Medicine and The Ottawa Hospital’s Department of Diagnostic Imaging, offer a one-year fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging. The musculoskeletal section consists of three dedicated fellowship trained Musculoskeletal faculty serving the three campuses of The Ottawa Hospital, the core adult teaching hospital for the University of Ottawa. The Ottawa Hospital is a level 1 trauma, tertiary, academic health sciences centre with 1,000 beds and performs over 360,000 diagnostic imaging studies per year. The Ottawa Hospital is partnered with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre and The Rehabilitation Centre of Eastern Ontario which are major tertiary referral centres for Eastern Ontario.

The service provides consultations for the full spectrum of musculoskeletal disease including trauma, oncology, sports medicine, and arthritic processes. All imaging modalities are available including radiography (all digital), fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT and MR. A wide range of image-guided interventional procedures are performed including biopsies, aspirations, arthrograms, spine injections, vertebroplasty, and RF ablation. The practice is diverse with a balance of emergency, in-patient and out-patient cases.

The most interesting and complex cases from Eastern Ontario are funneled into The Ottawa Hospital. On a yearly basis, the MSK section reads 4,000 MRI (excluding spine), 800 CT, 800 US cases and performs over 1,500 procedures. There is a large volume of radiographs including ER, orthopedic, and rheumatology cases.

There are ample opportunities to participate in multidisciplinary sarcoma and bone tumour conferences, rheumatology, and resident MSK rounds. There are several other orthopedic tumor and grand rounds that the fellow is encouraged to attend. Bi-weekly MSK rounds, exclusively for the fellow and MSK staff, will allow for discussion of interesting cases, biopsy planning, and journal reviews.

All MSK radiologists are currently involved with research in collaboration with the departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine. The fellow would be expected to participate in research, and weekly protected academic time will be provided to support this.

Application Deadline

Academic Year 2020-21: deadline to apply is September 30, 2018

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