What to Expect
Goals and objectives
The Body Imaging Fellowship provides top caliber subspecialty training in abdominal and thoracic imaging with a multimodality emphasis. In addition to learning how to interpret radiographic examinations, emphasis is placed on advancing image guided procedural skills, protocol development/optimization and the value of post-processing.
Rotations and electives
The fellowship consists of 13 four-week blocks with rotation and electives that are all performed at the Henry Ford Hospital Main Campus and the New Center One facility. Fellows are always under the direct supervision of the attending staff while working within the division. On all rotations, the fellows are responsible for the protocoling, interpretation and dictation of the examinations performed in each area.
The curriculum is as follows:
- Body MRI - 3 rotations
- Body computed tomography - 3 rotations
- Ultrasound - 3 rotations
- Cardiovascular imaging - 1 rotation
- PET/CT - 1 rotation
- Electives - 2 rotations
Body MRI gives the fellow broad exposure to thoracic, abdominal and pelvic MRI. The case mixture includes hepatic, pancreatico-biliary, renal, gynecologic and abdominal vascular MR.
Body computed tomography consists of diagnostic and therapeutic rotations. Fellows will learn diagnostic imaging of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis utilizing a broad array of multi-slice CT scanners. Fellows will also participate in the Body Interventional service which performs a wide array of biopsies and drainages utilizing both fluoroscopic CT and ultrasound techniques. Fellows will see sufficient case material to receive certification in Virtual Colonoscopy.
Ultrasound includes abdominal, gynecologic, vascular and first, second and third trimester obstetrics.
Cardiovascular imaging is focused on coronary CT angiography but also includes cardiac MR and CT angiography. Post-processing skills, using a variety of software platforms, are emphasized and will be taught in our 3D Lab.
PET/CT rotation is in the division of Nuclear Medicine and focuses on the performance and interpretation of PET/CT. PET/CT is primarily oncologic with some neurologic imaging related to dementia and seizure disorders.
Electives may be performed in any area of the radiology department.
In Addition to clinical rotations, additional elements of the Fellowship include participation in tumor boards, Radiology department teaching conferences and research projects within the divisions of Thoracic and Abdominal Imaging.