Musculoskeletal (MSK) Imaging Fellowship Programme

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Dr. D. Y. Patil Hi- Tech Hospital & Research Centre

Dr. D. Y. Patil Hi- Tech Hospital & Research Centre is a multispecialty Hospital and a Centre of Excellence. Established in 1996, Dr. D. Y. Patil Hi- Tech Hospital & Research Centre is built in an area covering 7, 25,000 sq. ft. It is one of Maharashtra’s largest state-of-the- art Hospital and Research Center with latest facilities and services. The main mission of the Hospital is to make healthcare available to the masses. Since its inception, the Hospital has touched many lives. Taking its vision and mission a step further, it has recently, opened a corporate section.

Selection process

Selection processEvery year, 2 candidates are chosen on the basis of their merit. The process of submitting documents for the Fellowship is given on the website.
The duration of the Program is one-year full time.Working hours: 9 am to 5 pm
Application Last Date : 30th June, 2019

Applications can be downloaded from the website or procured from the Vidyapeeth office. Students will be selected on the basis of…

Written paper - 60 marks.

Personal Interview - 40 marks.

The written paper will consist of mix up of spots, cases and objective questions. This will be followed by a personal interview of the student that will be taken by 3 persons.

Results will be announced after a week.

Interested International students can email their resume to med.radio@dpu.edu.in. The fees of the fellowship Program is Rs. One lakh only. The feasibility of stipend can be discussed during interview.

Facilities at the Hospital

  1. It has 61 wards with 1550 beds dedicated to different specialties.
  2. The Hospital has OPDs (basic and super-speciality)
  3. 18 modular operation theatres
  4. 175 ICU beds of various specialties
  5. 64 private rooms
  6. 2 Cathlabs
  7. EP laboratory
  8. Hi- Tech Robotic Surgery Centre
  9. 3 Tesla- Vida Top Spec MRI and a additional 1.5 Tesla MRI
  10. 128 Slice CT Scan and a additional 2 CT scanners.
  11. All the 17 operating OPDs are spacious and have 4-8 examination rooms for the use of the various departments. These rooms are equipped with latest diagnostic equipment’s of global standards and are upgraded from time to time.

The Department of Radiology

Established in 2000, the Department of Radiology at Dr. D. Y Patil Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Pune performs all forms of diagnostic and interventional radiological procedures including sophisticated vascular and neuro-interventional procedures. In fact, it provides a full range of radiological services related to MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, Mammography, Dexa, X-Rays and intervention procedures. The Department has technologically advanced state-of-the-art medical equipment in the endeavor to provide the best diagnostic output. It also consists of highly skilled technicians and radiologists who are dedicated to providing 24X7 patient care.

The Department has a very active teaching schedule for residents besides conducting refresher courses; it also provides an opportunity for Observer ship for those from other departments and elsewhere in the state and country. It boasts one of the best libraries in the country and an exhaustive film and electronic teaching media library. The Department is also actively involved in pushing boundaries in the world of radiology and imaging through various research activities.

The Department, in addition to being recognized for excellence in the routine evaluation of patients with common sports injuries, the Musculoskeletal Imaging Section is also recognized nationally and internationally for specialized diagnostic imaging studies and interventional procedures. The Fellowship programme has been on for the last 3 years.

About the Fellowship

The musculoskeletal imaging section of the Radiology Department at DPU offers one of the most comprehensive Musculoskeletal Fellowship Programmes available in the country.

The main focus of the Programme is to impart exclusive clinical training in CT, ultrasound, MR imaging and intervention in musculoskeletal-related pathology.

Fellow Rotations

Our MSK fellows typically rotate through one of three clinical rotations, one week at a time. Fellows are allotted one academic day per week, which can be used in a variety of different ways including work on current research projects, preparation of weekly internal and interdisciplinary conferences, and observing surgery under the guidance of our colleagues in the department of Orthopedics.

Goals & Objectives

The MSK radiology fellowship programme has integrated the goals and objectives within the competencies established by the Department:

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvements
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Professionalism
  • System-Based Practice

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Protocoling, monitoring and interpreting CT and MR imaging studies under faculty supervision.
  • Protocoling and performing patient procedures, including arthrography, therapeutic and diagnostic injections, ultrasound, and CT guided biopsies under faculty supervision.
  • Preparing interdisciplinary conferences.
  • Consulting with referring physicians.
  • Effectively communicating study results by timely signing of reports and appropriate direct communication.
  • Participating in interdepartmental research.

Scope of the Programme

The programme offers an opportunity to complement sub specialisation training in musculoskeletal radiology. The trainee will be provided with intense modular training and will be supervised by a specialized tutor in the highly esteemed, academic training centre at the Radiology Department of DPU. During the time, they will learn to review and interpret radiography, USG, MRI and CT studies under direct faculty supervision. Students will also be taught to conduct routine follow-up of cases reported and correlate with operative findings and further course of treatment and also to perform methodical clinical research. Students will have to rotate in all the modalities in MSK radiology on a pre-decided time table. They are expected to attend weekly lectures given by mentors and weekly / monthly multidisciplinary conferences at the hospital. Students also need to present paper/poster/ relevant research tool in as many academic programmes and conferences at local, state, national and international events as possible during the tenure.

How to Apply

Fellows must have completed an MD/DNB approved (or equivalent) residency training programme in diagnostic radiology and should be Indian board-certified or eligible.

Trainees who have completed an approved (or equivalent) residency training program in Diagnostic Radiology preferred.

Materials solicited for review include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Recommendation from the residency program director
  • Personal statement

Interviews will be required. Two fellows will be appointed each year, depending on the applicant pool and the availability of funds.

Apply to this program send the application on med.radio@dpu.edu.in

Sophisticated equipment at the Department

The programme offers an opportunity to complement sub specialisation training in musculoskeletal radiology. The trainee will be provided with intense modular training and will be supervised by a specialized tutor in the highly esteemed, academic training centre at the Radiology Department of DPU. During the time, they will learn to review and interpret radiography, USG, MRI and CT studies under direct faculty supervision. Students will also be taught to conduct routine follow-up of cases reported and correlate with operative findings and further course of treatment and also to perform methodical clinical research. Students will have to rotate in all the modalities in MSK radiology on a pre-decided time table. They are expected to attend weekly lectures given by mentors and weekly / monthly multidisciplinary conferences at the hospital. Students also need to present paper/poster/ relevant research tool in as many academic programmes and conferences at local, state, national and international events as possible during the tenure.

MRI: Siemens VIDA 3 T in Dr. D Y Patil Hospital & Research Centre is presumably the first in South East Asia. The sophisticated scanner is used for performing high resolution MS Imaging and advanced scan including MRI neurography and Cartilage Mapping. 1. 5 Tesla Siemens Avanto is also used for MSK Imaging.

CT: 3 CT scans to do various cross-sectional imaging and procedures.

128 slice Philips Ingenuity, 16 Slice Siemens Scope and a multi-slice from GE gives the agility with 3 dedicated Intellispace workstations.

Ultrasound and Doppler:The high-end scanners are equipped with THI, Panoramic views and high-frequency transducers to do dedicate MSK Ultrasound of large and small joints. The hospital has 11 ultrasound scanners.

Radiography – The 10 X - ray units used for various procedures, include 4 full DR systems, ranging from 300 to 800 mAs with IITV.