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Musculoskeletal Imaging


Welcome to the Musculoskeletal Imaging Division at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Our mission is to deliver timely and patient oriented care as we strive for academic and clinical excellence.  

The Musculoskeletal radiologists at the URMC Department of Imaging Sciences are board certified, fellowship trained and sub-specialized in the evaluation of bone, joint, and soft tissue pathology. Our faculty hold active leadership roles at our Medical Center and in local, national and international medical and radiology societies, including the American College of Radiology, Society of Skeletal Radiology and International Skeletal Society. We collaborate closely with our Orthopedic, Pathology and Rheumatology Departments and hold interdepartmental conferences and tumor boards on a regular basis. Our faculty is also actively engaged in the education of medical students, diagnostic radiology residents, orthopedic residents, and musculoskeletal fellows.

Our Musculoskeletal Division offers a wide range of diagnostic services and image-guided procedures. We provide interpretation of all musculoskeletal studies using the latest technology in Bone Densitometry, Fluoroscopy, Radiography, Conventional Computed Tomography (CT), Cone Beam CT, Dual Energy CT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Ultrasound. Our experienced MSK radiologists also perform and supervise fluoroscopic and ultrasound guided joint injections, joint aspirations, CT and MRI arthrography and, in collaboration with the Interventional Radiology Division, bone/soft tissue biopsies and percutaneous radio-frequency ablation of osteoid osteomas.

Please review our Musculoskeletal Imaging patient brochures for more details about the services we provide.

Our Faculty

Photo of Vanessa Zayas-Colon, M.D.

Vanessa Zayas-Colon, M.D.
Associate Professor
Division Head, Musculoskeletal Imaging

Photo of Gregory Dieudonne

Gregory Dieudonne, M.D.
Associate Professor

Photo of Valeriy Kheyfits

Valeriy Kheyfits, M.D.
Associate Professor

Photo of Scott R. Schiffman, M.D.

Scott R. Schiffman, M.D.
Associate Professor