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Dr George Koulouris

Dr George Koulouris. Radiologist

MBBS, GrCertSpMed, MMed(Radiology), FRANZCR

George Koulouris completed his radiology training at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne in 2004, having completed a combined general MRI and interventional fellowship. He then worked at Victoria House Medical Imaging and also undertook further training in musculoskeletal imaging at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA under the supervision of Professor William Morrison. Here, George assisted in the provision of medical services to all the major sporting associations, including the Philadelphia Eagles, The Phillies baseball team, Philadelphia Flyers (ice hockey) and the Philadelphia 76ers. George has since worked in public and private practice, gaining experience working at several centres and in the different subspecialty fields of radiology.

Throughout his career, George has maintained a determined focus on research, publishing in excess of 30 articles in peer review journals and textbook chapters. He also acted as a consultant for the world’s largest medical publisher, Elsevier, where he helped deliver an interactive web based programme devoted to musculoskeletal imaging in order to help trainees and other radiologists improve their understanding of this field. He gained his medical degrees from for the University of Melbourne in 1996 and then completed his internship and basic surgical training at Austin Health (formerly Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre).

George is a musculoskeletal and MRI radiologist and therefore his main interests includes the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and rheumatological disorders as well as sporting and work injuries. In particular, muscle injuries, such as hamstring, calf and groin strains are areas of sub-specialisation, as well as tendon injuries, back, neck and sciatic pain. Other areas of interest include neurological, neurosurgical and urological radiology.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Melb) 1996
  • Fellow Royal Australasian & New Zealand College of Radiologists 2005
  • Masters of Medicine (Radiology) (Melb.) 2006
  • Graduate Certificate of Sports Medicine (UNSW) 2008

Professional Memberships/affiliations

  • Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG)
    • Immediate past president 2016-17
    • President 2014 & 2015
    • Vice President 2012 & 2013
  • Senior Lecturer – University of Western Australia (UWA)
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
  • Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), UK
  • Society of Skeletal Radiology (SSR)
  • Australian Football League Medical Officers Association (AFLMOA)
  • Sports Doctors Australia
  • Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)
  • International Spinal Intervention Society (ISIS)
  • Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • International Skeletal Society (ISS)
  • European Society of Radiology (ESR)
  • Federation Internationale de Medecine du Sport (FIMS)

Previous Employment

  • The Alfred
  • Victoria House Medical Imaging
  • Peter McCallum Cancer Institute
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre
  • Gold Coast Medical Imaging
  • Capitol Radiology
  • Hawthorn Football Club
  • Box Hill Hawks Football Club
  • Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix
  • Qscan Radiology Clinics

PUBLICATIONS

MRI Clinics - North America - MR Imaging of the Athlete

Peer reviewed articles

Textbook Chapters

Koulouris G & Connell D. Chapter 17. Soft Tissue injuries. In: Imaging of the Hip & Bony Pelvis: Techniques and Applications. Edited by A.M. Davies, K. Johnson and R.W. Whitehouse. Spinger-Verlag 2005

Koulouris G, Ting AYI & WB Morrison. Mechanisms and Classifications of Spinal Injury. In: Imaging of Spinal Trauma. Edited by E.D. Schwartz & A.E. Flanders. Lippincot, Williams and Wilkins 2007

Koulouris G, Kavanagh EC & Morrison WB. Radiological Diagnosis and Evaluation. In: Surgical Treatment of Hip, Arthritis: Reconstruction, Replacement and Revision. Edited by W.J. Hozack. Elsevier 2006

Federman D, Koulouris G, Kavanagh EC & Morrison WB. Role of advanced Imaging in Distal Radial Fractures. In: Distal Radial Fractures and Carpal Injury: The Cutting Edge. Edited by D. Slutsky D & A. Lee Osterman. Elsevier 2008

Kavanagh EC, Koulouris G & Morrison WB. Post-operative Hip Imaging Signs. In: Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System. Edited by T. Pope, WB. Morrison, J. Beltran, D. Wilson & H. Bloem. Elsevier 2007

ASPETAR Sports Medicine Journal

Invited Contributor / Articles

Research Grants

Australian Football League (AFL) Research and Development Board: Prospective comparative analysis of the predictive accuracy of clinical versus radiological investigation (MRI and ultrasound) of hamstring injuries. Funding for AFL Premiership Season 2002

Editorial Board

Skeletal Radiology

Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)

Ultrasound Reference Group

International Skeletal Society (ISS)

ISS International Liaison Committee
ISS Promotion Committee
2017 ISS Refresher Course Program Planning Committee

Journal Reviewer

American Journal Roentgenology (AJR)

Skeletal Radiology

Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine

Scientific Convenor

Australian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG) Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, May 2017.

  • Conference Theme: Foot and Ankle Imaging

Australian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG) Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, May 2012.

  • Conference Theme: The Tendon

Awards

International Skeletal Society Meeting Budapest, 2007, SSR Award: The sports hernia: What is it? How do I image it? What are its confounders? Zoga AC, Kavanagh E, Omar I, Koulouris G, Morrison W, Meyers W.

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Poster Presentation, cum laude award: Athletic Pubalgia and the “Sports Hernia”: Optimal MR Imaging of the Pubic Symphysis Region and Pictorial Review of MR Technique and Findings. Omar IM, Kavanagh EC, Koulouris G, Bergin D, Gopez AG, Morrison WB.

Presenting at the 8th Muscletech Network Workshop 2016 - FCB Barcelona

Invited Presentations

8th Muscletech Network Workshop, 3-4th October 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

  • MRI Imaging of the Quadriceps Muscle Complex (QMC).

Lightbox Radiology: Lower Limb Interpretation Course 4 & 5 June 2016

Scientific Convenor - AMSIG Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) Workshop, Sydney, 1st May 2016

Royal Australasian College of Radiologists - Annual Scientific Meeting (Queensland branch), June 2015

  • Imaging of the Meniscus – an evidence based approach.

South African Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (SAMSIG), "Meet the Experts in Africa”, Namibia, September 2014

  • Basic science of tendinopathy
  • Controversies of image guided tendon therapies

Australian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG) 2014, Brisbane - Annual Scientific Meeting

  • Imaging Assessment and Imaging guided treatment of gluteal tendinopathy. AMSIG

Australian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG) 2013, Sydney – Annual Scientific Meeting

  • Imaging of assessment of angiomyoma.

Australasian Sarcoma Study Group - Annual Sarcoma Conference, Sydney, October 2012.

  • Imaging of Desmoid Tumours

The Australasian College of Podiatric Surgeons, Foot and Ankle Insight Conference, Sydney, August 2012.

  • Radiologically guided treatment of tendinopathy
  • Radiofrequency ablation of Morton’s neuromas

Royal Australian College of Radiologists Annual Scientific Meeting - October 2011

  • Imaging Guided Treatment of Elbow Tendinopathy

Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) - Musculoskeletal Imaging - Melbourne, September 2011

  • Imaging of the Synovial Entheseal Complex and Tendon treatment controversies

Australian Sonographers Association (ASA), Musculoskeletal Special Interest Group, Melbourne 2011

  • Cortisone vs Autologous Blood Injection vs Platelet Rich Plasma in the treatment of Tendon disease

Sports and Biomechanics Special Interest Group - Inaugural Sports Podiatry & Biomechanics Seminar, APODA VIC, Melbourne, June 2011

  • MRI of the Foot and Ankle

Australasian Podiatry Conference 2011, Melbourne, April 2011

  • Imaging guided intervention of foot and ankle disorders

South African Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (SAMSIG) - "Meet the Experts in Africa”, Botswana, October 2010

  • MRI of Muscle Injuries

Australian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG) - Tasmania 2010

  • Panel discussion - Treatment of Tendon Disorders

Combined Australian Orthopaedic Association/Royal Australian College of Surgeons Medicolegal Meeting: "The Medical Assessment of Musculoskeletal Injuries". Melbourne 2009

  1. Principles & basic interpretation of MRI Scans.
  2. MRI hip & knee.
  3. US & MRI shoulder.
  4. MRI vs CT lumbar spine.

Australian Sonographers Association (ASA), Musculoskeletal Special Interest Group, Gold Coast, 2008

  • Plenary session: Imaging of Hamstring muscle complex injuries
  • Hands on workshop: Ultrasound of the Hamstrings: How I do it

Olympic Park Sports Medicine Conference, Melbourne, 2007: Making sense of groin imaging.

Musculoskeletal MRI, Gold Coast, 2007

  • Hamstring Imaging
  • Groin imaging in elite athletes

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and Football Australasia, Telstra Dome, Melbourne 2006. Hamstring imaging – The Radiologist’s perspective. Controversies in 2006.

24th International Congress of Radiology (ICR), Cape Town, South Africa

  • Hamstring Muscle Imaging Manifestations
  • Thigh and Groin Ultrasound workshop
  • Elbow and Wrist Ultrasound workshop

Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM), Melbourne 2005

  • Finger Pulley and Ligament injuries
  • Hamstring and muscle strains

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Lower Limb Symposium: Interesting Cases session.

American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), Vancouver Canada 2006. Imaging features of injuries of the calf muscle complex.

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, USA 2001. Imaging Features of injuries to the hamstring muscle complex.

Royal Australasian College of Radiologists (RANZCR), Melbourne, 2001. Imaging Features of injuries to the hamstring muscle complex.

Conference of Science and Medicine in Sports, Sports Medicine Australia, Melbourne 2002. Imaging Features of injuries to the hamstring muscle complex.

Inaugural Australian Health and Medical Research Congress (AHMRC), Melbourne 2003. Imaging Features of injuries to the hamstring muscle complex.

Seventh International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic World Congress in Sports Sciences, Athens, Greece, 2003. Comparison of MRI and ultrasound in the evaluation of injuries to the hamstring muscle complex.

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and Football Australasia; Controversies in 2003, Telstra Dome, Melbourne, 2003. Comparison of MRI and ultrasound in the evaluation of injuries to the hamstring muscle complex.

Australian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG), Sydney 2002. MR angiography of disorders of the hand and wrist.

Scientific presentations

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago 2001. Imaging features of the posteromedial impingement (POMI) lesion of the ankle

Australian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group (AMSIG), Melbourne 2001. Imaging features of the posteromedial impingement (POMI) lesion of the ankle

Royal Australasian College of Radiologists (RANZCR), Melbourne, 2001. Imaging features of the posteromedial impingement (POMI) lesion of the ankle

The Alfred Hospital Research Poster Display Week, Melbourne 2001. Imaging features of the posteromedial impingement (POMI) lesion of the ankle

Medical Imaging Australasia (MIA) Scientific Conference, Sydney 2002. Imaging features of the posteromedial impingement (POMI) lesion of the ankle

Royal Australasian College of Radiologists (RANZCR), Melbourne, 2001. MR angiography of disorders of the hand and wrist.

The Alfred Hospital Research Poster Display Week, Melbourne 2001. MR angiography of disorders of the hand and wrist.

Medical Imaging Australasia (MIA) Scientific Conference, Sydney 2002. MR angiography of disorders of the hand and wrist.

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2009. MRI of Muscle Induced Injury. Shelly MJ, Hodnett PA, MacMahon PJ, Moynagh MR, Koulouris G, Kavanagh EC, Eustace SJ

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