Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Recently Expanded to 4 Positions, Accepting Applications for July 2018
University of Utah Health offers an exceptional experience in a wide range of abdominal imaging and procedures. As a Trauma 1 Center that includes the Huntsman Cancer Institute and an award-winning transplant program, we interpret complex trauma and cancer studies on a daily basis. 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.
Our health system has the latest MR and CT technology: 13 MRI scanners and 7 CT scanners including the multitom-Rax, as well as MR-OR suites and MR-IR suites.
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. Here are some highlights of the fellowship:
- The body fellows lead an active biopsy service which includes a high volume of US and CT-guided procedures.
- Fellows rotate between an MR/CT reading room, an ultrasound reading room, and a biopsy service on a daily basis.
- Fellows are encouraged to pursue a research project during their fellowship and receive up to one academic day per week to put towards this end.
- During our monthly journal club, the fellows present a new technique or controversial issue.
- The entire section meets twice a month for Fellows Conference where we review our most interesting and challenging cases, as well as radiologic-pathologic correlation for biopsies performed.
- The abdominal imaging fellows also participate in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary multidisciplinary treatment planning conferences.
- Our section started a new Utah Body Conference in 2018, and fellows have the opportunity to help plan and present at this nationally-advertised event.
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 7 CT and 13 MRI scanners, providing state-of-the-art imaging including intra-operative MRI.
Call Responsibilities, In-house Moonlighting and Benefits
Routine clinical responsibilities are on weekdays. In addition, abdominal fellows will rotate taking call with an abdominal imaging faculty member one day on the weekend. 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. More detailed information is available when you apply for the fellowship.