Message from the Section Chair

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Message from the Section Chair

The musculoskeletal imaging and intervention section is made up of a group of highly skilled physicians and supporting staff who are dedicated to advancing the quality of musculoskeletal care, the education of future generations of physicians and musculoskeletal radiologists and research to advance the musculoskeletal radiology specialty and patient care. ~ Kevin Hoover, M.D., Ph.D.

Overview

The musculoskeletal imaging and intervention (MSK) section diagnoses and treats patients with a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including inflammatory arthritis, orthopedic tumors and sports related conditions. In 2017, the section performed and interpreted approximately 44,000 MSK exams (excluding ER cases).

We have two full-time faculty members who focus entirely on diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of the skeleton, ligaments, muscles and joints. Our MSK radiologists are board certified by the American Board of Radiology and have more than 25 years of subspecialty experience between them in virtually all applicable radiological techniques, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), ultrasound and x-ray. 

In addition to an array of diagnostic studies, the MSK section performs approximately 12–24 interventional procedures each day between its outpatient facilities at Stony Point, the VCU Health Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center at Short Pump, and inpatient services at the VCU Medical Center. The MSK section also performs spine procedures, including epidural steroid injections, selective nerve root blocks and facet injections.

Procedures and Technology

Fellowship

The musculoskeletal imaging and intervention (MSK) fellowship emphasizes all aspects and modalities related to musculoskeletal diagnostic imaging and imaging-guided intervention. We support two dedicated MSK fellows per year and an MRI fellow who may provide staffing in four- or six-month blocks. Working closely with physicians in other specialties such as orthopedics, rheumatology, rehabilitation and physical medicine, emergency medicine and oncology, our fellows use diagnostic imaging for diverse conditions such as sports related and other injuries, bone tumors, arthritis and joint replacement, infection and metabolic disease. 

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Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention

Kevin Hoover, M.D., Ph.D.

Kevin Hoover, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Kevin Hoover, M.D., Ph.D.

Kevin Hoover, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Assistant Professor
Director, Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention

Phone: (804) 828-2842

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: kevin.hoover@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
1250 E. Marshall St.

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Curtis W. Hayes, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Curtis W. Hayes, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Professor

Curtis W. Hayes, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Curtis W. Hayes, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Professor

Radiology

Phone: (804) 828-0552

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: curtis.hayes@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital, Room 3-444

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Rafael Mauricio Jimenez Riveros, M.D.

Rafael Mauricio Jimenez Riveros, M.D.

Professor

Rafael Mauricio Jimenez Riveros, M.D.

Rafael Mauricio Jimenez Riveros, M.D.

Professor

Radiology

Email: Rafael.JimenezRiveros@vcuhealth.org

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Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter J. Haar, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Phone: (804) 828-8691

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: peter.haar@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital, 3-407C

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Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Radiology

Assistant Professor
Director, Residency Education
Medical Director, MSK, Stony Point Radiology

Phone: (804) 628-1989

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: josephina.vossen@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
Main Hospital, Room A3M-200P

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