Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Recently Expanded, Accepting Applications for July 2017
The fellowship includes multimodality imaging of the abdomen and pelvis with an emphasis on body MRI and percutaneous biopsy.
Fellowship Program Organization
The fellowship is comprised of multimodality abdominal pelvic imaging with an MR emphasis including hepatobiliary, transplant, prostate, rectal and gynecologic MRI, as well as MR enterography, and dynamic pelvic floor MR. The body fellows lead an active biopsy service which includes a high volume of US and CT-guided procedures. Fellows rotate between body MR/CT and ultrasound on a daily basis and are responsible for all aspects of the MRI and biopsy service while working alongside the body imaging faculty. All faculty members are fellowship trained in body imaging and have extensive skills and experience in their subspecialty areas. As part of the Hunstman Cancer Institute our close collaboration with subspecialty surgical and medical oncologists provides for a busy MRI and biopsy service. The volume and variety of MRI, as well as procedure experience has prepared our fellows to successfully join both academic and private practices. Some additional time in specific areas may be arranged, depending upon the fellow's interests.
Educational activities include monthly journal club and bimonthly rad-path correlation with review of interesting cases. Fellows are encouraged to pursue a research project during their fellowship and get up to one academic day per week. Twice a month the entire section meets for Fellows Conference where we review our most interesting and challenging cases, as well as radiologic-pathologic correlation for biopsies performed. Once each month a faculty member or fellow presents a new technique or controversial issue for Journal Club. The body imaging fellows also participate in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary multidisciplinary treatment planning conferences.
Facilities at the University of Utah
Facilities include the radiology departments at the University Hospital, a 400-bed tertiary care center with level I trauma certification; the Huntsman Cancer Institute; the VA medical center; and several outpatient imaging centers. These institutions are the primary teaching hospitals for the University Of Utah School Of Medicine. The facilities are equipped with 6 CT and 10 clinical MRI scanners, providing state-of-the-art imaging including intra-operative MRI.
Time is available for research, and fellows are encouraged to become involved in projects during their fellowship year.
Call Responsibilities, In-house Moonlighting and Benefits
Routine clinical responsibilities are on weekdays. The body fellows are in the general radiology weekend call pool along with the general radiology faculty members and other non-ACGME fellows, all of whom share call equally. Interventional and Neuroradiology are separate. Our fellows have the option of participating in the faculty pool for reimbursed evening attending coverage for general radiology studies (6-10 p.m.). Participating fellows will receive the same additional compensation that our participating attendings receive at an hourly rate competitive with community moonlighting opportunities.
Salary, conference and vacation time, and fringe benefits are competitive with other fellowship programs.