Musculoskeletal Radiology

Musculoskeletal Radiology Musculoskeletal radiology is a subspecialty field that focuses on the diagnostic imaging of bones, joints, muscles, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and other connective tissues throughout the body. In addition to athletes of all levels, musculoskeletal radiology has an integral role in the care of many patients with traumatic injuries, such as bone fractures, muscle strains, and ligament tears. It is also frequently utilized to determine the source of unexplained pain and solve other challenging diagnostic problems.

The field of musculoskeletal radiology is rapidly evolving through crucial advances such as continually improving magnets, sequences, and coils in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and broader applications of ultrasonography. As such, the resulting images are becoming increasingly complex to interpret. What’s more, following the advent of parallel imaging (PI) techniques, motion-compensation techniques, MRI contrast agents, metal-suppression sequences, and dedicated sequences for cartilage imaging, the demand for more specialized radiologists has skyrocketed. But it can be challenging and expensive for a medical practice or facility to hire and retain an entire staff of radiologists covering all subspecialties. Enter Real Radiology.

Specialized Radiology Expertise at Your Fingertips

Real Radiology is a physician-owned radiology group providing comprehensive teleradiology solutions nationally. Our fellowship-trained Musculoskeletal (MSK) physicians provide highly refined radiology interpretations to hospitals, emergency departments, radiology groups, multispecialty clinics, and orthopedic practices, covering all seven U.S. time zones. More specifically, we provide virtual radiology consultations and interpretation services online via a secure, web-enabled teleradiology network. Accredited by the Joint Commission (2013), Real Radiology is committed to meeting and exceeding rigorous performance standards.

Our on-demand reading radiologists—U.S.-based and American Board of Radiology (ABR) certified/eligible—provide diagnostic interpretations for all types of musculoskeletal imaging modalities, including:

  • X-rays
  • MRIs
  • CT scans
  • Ultrasounds

By eliminating the need for the reading radiologist to be physically located near the referring physician’s patient, Real Radiology offers opportunities for increased specialization. And with that specialization comes better care for our shared patients.

Your entire team deserves to have a dependable musculoskeletal radiology partner. You’ve found that partner in Real Radiology. Contact us today.