Abdominal Imaging Fellowship
Fellows in abdominal imaging at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) will divide their time between body CT, ultrasound, and MR imaging in a patient population that is challenging and diverse.
All studies are interpreted using Powerscribe voice recognition on a hospital-wide Carestream PACS system with 3D post-processing embedded in Carestream as well as dedicated systems such as Philips ISP, Syngo, DynaCAD and Q-Lab. EPIC, our electronic health management system, is integrated with our PACS.
The Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine has state-of-the-art equipment, including
- Multislice CT scanners with dual energy and spectral CT, neuro and body perfusion, iterative reconstructive
- Real-time CT fluoroscopy for interventional procedures
- 3T and 1.5T MR conventional and short-bore systems
- Philips EPIC 7 ultrasound equipment with 3D, elastography and contrast software
We perform approximately 20,000 body CT scans each year. Faculty radiologists direct the Interpretation of the studies. Fellows also participate in the review and reporting of PET/CT studies on two hybrid PET/CT scanners.
Body MR imaging services are provided for 10 MR scanners located on and off-site via networked PACS as well as the adjacent VA Medical Center. PET/MR is available for clinical and research use.
The Abdominal Imaging section performs approximately 17,000 ultrasound examinations each year at UMMC, including abdominal, transplant, early obstetrical, pediatric, head and vascular studies. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is a growth area. Most of the abdominal section procedures are performed with ultrasound-guidance. CT-guided procedures are performed in Interventional Radiology.
Research and the Educational Experience
We encourage research during the fellowship period, and fellows receive elective time for research or other educational experiences, which may be tailored to the individual applicant.
Hybrid fellowships of abdominal imaging and another subspecialty may be considered for suitable candidates. Fellows are given time for preparation of research papers and presentations.
Fellows attend and participate in the six clinico-radiological conferences held each week. Educational activities include two dedicated fellowship review conferences held each week in addition to the two hours of dedicated teaching provided for residents and fellows daily.
About the University of Maryland Medical Center
UMMC has 800 beds and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. The Medical Center has Centers of Excellence in digestive and inflammatory bowel disease, advanced heart and lung programs as well as programs in surgical and medical oncology, prostate cancer, liver disease and transplantation.
The radiology faculty, which is based at the UMMC, covers other affiliated hospitals via tele-radiology. Radiology services are also provided for the Baltimore VA Hospital that is on the University campus.
The University offers very competitive salary and benefits, time for academic pursuits and funding for continuing medical education. Applicants must meet the requirements for Maryland licensure.
For additional information about fellowships in Abdominal Imaging contact: Jade Wong, MD, Fellowship Director, at email@example.com