Advanced abdominal imaging fellows interpret a broad array of imaging of common, uncommon and rare conditions in this high-volume training program. Daily rotations are primarily through the body CT, 3D CT, body MRI, ultrasound and procedure services. Limited time is spent on the GI/GU and emergency radiology services. Fellows gain extensive expertise in all modalities used to image the abdomen and pelvis, confidence using ultrasound and CT to guide deep and superficial percutaneous procedures, and develop proficiency with all components of body MR imaging, including elastography, prostate MRI and MR angiography. Fellows also attend and lead multidisciplinary tumor board conferences, developing greater insight into the interplay between imaging and clinical management.
Abdomen section faculty are devoted to clinical care and training, working side-by-side in the reading rooms with fellows throughout the day. In addition, fellows assume a junior faculty role, serving a pivotal role in the teaching and supervision of residents and assuming graduated responsibility and independence as the year progresses. A combination of on-service experience, conferences and lecture curriculum provide the focus for learning.