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What is the difference between musculoskeletal radiology and interventonal radiology?

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Dr. Jean Jeudy answered

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MSK focuses more on diagnostic imaging of the bones, muscles, & joints. Interventional radiology (IR) is largely procedural and may span the gamut of vascular angiography, angioplasty, stent, or embolization; biopsies and drainages. MSK may have it's own procedure responsibilities including biopsies or joint aspiration but in many places these responsibilities are shared or done exclusively by IR

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Dr. Andrea Lundell answered

Specializes in Radiology

Musculoskeletal and Interventional Radiology are 2 different fellowship training disciplines in Radiology. Once a Radiology resident completes 4 years of radiology residency training, he or she may then complete additional fellowship training in a variety of fields, including MSK (bones and joints) and IR (interventional procedures such as angiograms and stents).

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