Musculoskeletal Radiology

Musculoskeletal Radiology Group

The musculoskeletal subspecialty brings significant depth of expertise to the treatment of diseases or injuries of the joints, bones, muscles and spine in both adult and pediatric imaging. The musculoskeletal radiology subspecialty of the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging is one of the leading sections for musculoskeletal radiology in the United States.

Musculoskeletal problems can be the result of various circumstances, ranging from work accidents and sports injuries to genetics and lifestyle choices. Some of these problems include osteoarthritis of the knee, osteoporosis of the bones, and many other joint or muscle issues. To help lead patients toward an effective recovery, the musculoskeletal subspecialty at UCSF provides imaging and treatment for injuries relating to sport and occupational injuries, hereditary dispositions, tumors and arthritis of the bones and other joints.

MR Images of Knee - UCSF Medical

We provide expert diagnosis and care in:

Bone and soft tissue tumors
Joint injections/lubrications
Joint replacement
MR arthrography
Osteoarthritis (in the knee, hip and other areas)
Rheumatologic disorders
Spine disorders
Sports hernia
Sports injuries and sports medicine

Sports Medicine, Sports Injuries, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Radiology

Four full-time diagnostic musculoskeletal specialists and three physician fellows offer the best in interpretation of MR, CT scans and x-rays at UCSF Medical Center hospitals and at the other UCSF outpatient-imaging centers throughout San Francisco. 

In order to deliver the most complete care for patients suffering from sport-related injuries or for those that can no longer perform daily activities, we offer a full range of imaging and treatment. This also includes minimally invasive treatment for joint pain and inflammation as well as bone and soft tissue tumors. Our world-renowned UCSF radiologists are experienced physicians who are dedicated to safely performing the most current clinical imaging exams. We have expertise in sports medicine, rheumatology, orthopaedic oncology as well as radiology. Our fellows are selected from the country’s top radiology programs and receive thorough training at our institution in the latest techniques by UCSF’s top physician faculty.