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Musculoskeletal Radiology

The Musculoskeletal Section at the University of Cincinnati is comprised of seven fellowship-trained, board-certified musculoskeletal radiologists, providing high quality diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures related to the musculoskeletal system. Although our physical locations are at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, and Varsity Village Imaging Center, we interpret musculoskeletal imaging from many clinics and imaging centers throughout the Greater Cincinnati area.

Our section offers full-service musculoskeletal Diagnostic Imaging, including:

  • Radiography
  • Arthrography
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Regarding our diagnostic services, we are one of the only centers in the Greater Cincinnati area to offer musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve ultrasound. This lower cost alternative to MRI is commonly used to evaluate the rotator cuff and other tendons, inflammatory arthritis, and nerve entrapment. Ultrasound often complements MRI given its ability to evaluate the musculoskeletal system dynamically during extremity movement.

We are also excited to announce the opening of our new MRI scanner in the University of Cincinnati Health Varsity Village Imaging Center. This state-of-the-art equipment utilizes the latest and greatest pulse sequences to provide exquisite anatomical detail at the highest resolution. This scanner is located adjacent to Nippert Stadium, where we proudly provide imaging for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats.

The Musculoskeletal Section at the University of Cincinnati also offers a range of musculoskeletal Interventional Procedures. Utilizing imaging guidance, we can ensure accurate needle placement optimizing efficacy while minimizing procedural discomfort. Examples of our imaging-guided musculoskeletal procedures include:

  • Joint, bursal, and tendon sheath injections
  • CT and MR arthrography
  • Cyst aspiration
  • Mass biopsy
  • Calcific tendinitis aspiration
  • Nerve injection
  • Various tendon treatments (tenotomy, whole blood injection)

Our fellowship-trained musculoskeletal radiologists have trained or worked at medical centers throughout the country and bring their knowledge to the University of Cincinnati. In addition, their national and international reputations speak of their experience and expertise. Dovetailed with our clinical responsibilities includes our mission to provide superb training to our residents and fellows. The musculoskeletal section is also involved in many research projects as well as global outreach. It is our privilege to provide the highest quality diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal services to our patients.

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Jon A. Jacobson, MD FACR

Professor of Radiology
Section Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging
University of Cincinnati


You can read about current research studies at UC Radiology, including studies in MSK Radiology, at UC Radiology Research.

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Cincinnati, OH 45267-0761

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