Advanced abdominal fellows have the opportunity to interpret a broad array of imaging of common, uncommon and rare conditions in this high-volume practice. Rotations are primarily through the body CT, 3D CT, body MRI, ultrasound and procedure services. Limited time is spent on the GI/GU service, and all fellows have an option to staff emergency radiology cases. A daily average of up to 40 MRI, 20 3D CT, 100 US, and 120 CT cases are performed. Fellows gain extensive expertise in all modalities used to image the abdomen and pelvis, confidence using ultrasound and CT to guide percutaneous procedures, and develop proficiency with all components of body MR imaging, including elastography, prostate MRI and MR angiography.
Attending faculty are devoted to clinical care and training, working side-by-side in the reading rooms with fellows throughout the day. In addition, fellows play a key role in the teaching and supervision of residents and have graduated responsibility and independence as the year progresses. A combination of on-service experience, conferences and didactic lectures provide the focus for learning.