Founded in 1992, the Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG) is primarily for health professionals committed to interpreting MSK imaging to help their patients recover from injuries caused by everything from work accidents and sports injuries to genetics and lifestyle choices.

AMSIG provides a forum for professional development in this subspecialty of diagnostic radiology throughout Australia and New Zealand. It’s also active in promoting education in MSK imaging, liaising with allied groups internationally and providing representation on various government bodies.

If you aren’t already a member, we welcome you to join us.

AMSIG is an affiliated group of RANZCR (The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists) – an Australian registered unincorporated entity, run by a group of volunteer radiologists who form the Executive.

AMSIG always welcomes new members, so please, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about joining or about the organisation itself. We offer a discounted membership subscription to trainees.

Membership of AMSIG offers many professional opportunities, including:

An invitation to attend to the Annual Scientific Meeting

Website access to videos of previous meetings

Access to webinars and meetings hosted by fellow international MSK organisations
Opportunities to contribute as a speaker at the ASM and various international meetings and webinars
Research support with a well-established fund
Opportunities to be involved in governance of AMSIG

Meet the
Executive Team

The Executive is made up of the President, the outgoing President, the incoming President, Treasurer and Secretary. Generally, each Executive position apart from the President (elected for a 2-year term), is held for up to 4 years.

The Executive meets quarterly and at the Annual Scientific Meeting, held each year around April or May. It oversees the day-to-day running of AMSIG, including acceptance of new applications, liaison with worldwide allied groups for the benefit of members and direct representation for the subspecialty with government bodies and via RANZCR.

Dr Tim Dickson

Currently works in private practice in East Melbourne and holds a visiting medical officer position at the Alfred Hospital in MR imaging.

Incoming President
Dr Shaun Fowler

Has been providing a high-level service to the many South Australian athletes and sporting teams for over a decade.

Opportunities for Professional Development with AMSIG

AMSIG’s Annual Scientific Meeting is held over a weekend in late April or May every year and is open to members and non-members from allied MSK specialties. The 25th AMSIG Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Melbourne on the weekend of the 14th – 15th May 2022.The Annual General Meeting is also held during this weekend. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information click here

Membership of AMSIG is open to radiologists, registrars and health professionals with a strong interest in musculoskeletal imaging. We aim to provide information on worldwide and regional industry events, educational meeting videos and presentations, access to the Skeletal Radiology Journal, the opportunity to supply for a Research Grant of up to $10,000, plus other relevant and timely news and data from MSK Imaging groups worldwide. All AMSIG members get reduced conference rates to attend the Annual Scientific Meeting. For more information click here. 

Research grants are open to all AMSIG members. Their purpose is to provide research experience to AMSIG members including students. Applicants are required to complete a detailed application form for consideration by the AMSIG Radiology Research Committee. Project funding is restricted to $10,000 per project. For more information click here. 

There are currently several positions for advanced training in musculoskeletal imaging approved by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). For further information click here.