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Specialties

Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging

The Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging provides state-of-the art care for patients who are presenting with bone, joint and soft tissue conditions. Our board certified, fellowship-trained radiologists are experienced in interpreting studies from all modalities, including radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, ultrasound and fluoroscopy. The division offers numerous imaging-guided procedures, such as MRI or CT arthrography, image-guided pain injections, bone biopsies and soft tissue biopsies.

The Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging interacts regularly with a number of clinical services, including orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, endocrinology and the primary care services, and it works closely with dedicated bone pathologists.

Active Research Projects
  • Use of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in musculoskeletal disorders, such as soft tissue abscesses in diabetic patients
  • Assessment of the efficacy of cone-down, lower lumbosacral spine radiographs
  • Benign rib sclerosis mimicking Paget’s disease on chest radiographs
Fellowship Information

The Musculoskeletal Imaging Fellowship at Montefiore and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited, one-year program that provides superior in-depth didactic and hands-on training in all aspects of clinical musculoskeletal and emergency radiology. One new fellow is sponsored each year. 

Contact Information

Beverly A. Thornhill, MD
Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging
Associate Professor, Radiology and Orthopedic Surgery
Email: bthornhi@montefiore.org

Lourdes Sicignano
Administrator, Radiology
Email: lsicigna@montefiore.org
Telephone: 718-920-4872