Abdominal Imaging

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The University of North Carolina School of Medicine Department of Radiology invites qualified applicants to submit credentials for available one-year Abdominal Imaging Fellowship appointments beginning July 1, 2016.  This position is based at UNC Hospitals and offers rotations incorporating the areas of Body CT, Body MRI, GI/GU, and Ultrasound.

The Abdominal Division is comprised of 8 faculty. Currently, members of the faculty are involved in research in ultrasound contrast agents, cardiac MR imaging, screening for pancreatic cancer and MR spectroscopy of prostate cancer.  The Department of Radiology is located in a beautiful facility at UNC Women’s and Children's Hospital that houses state-of-the-art imaging equipment. Currently, we have two 16 slice, one dual source, three 64 slice and two 128 slice spiral CT units and 3 combination PET/CT scanners (one a 40 slice). We have 11 clinical MR systems: There are three 1.5 T Avanto magnets equipped with cardiac software, a 1.5T Sonata, a 1.5T Symphony, a 3.0T Trio system and a 3.0T Skyra. We performed over 5200 body MRI cases during 2013 (excluding musculoskeletal cases). 3T and 7T MR/PET units are housed in our research building. There are 13 ultrasound machines, including Siemens S3000, Ge LogiqE9 and Philips IU 22 with state-of-the-art software, including pulse inversion harmonics, elastography and 3D. We perform approximately 150 image-guided soft tissue biopsies each year. The entire Department is fully PACS-integrated.

To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must be:

a)      enrolled in or have completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology

b)      board-eligible or Board-certified by the American Board of Radiology.

c)      legally able to work in the United States

d)      pass the core ABR Examination by July 1 2016, if not board certified

e)      able to qualify for a current NC Medical License, individual DEA License and a NPI # (National Provider Identifier) by July 1 2016.

We regretfully cannot accept applicants on J1 and H1 visas.

The UNC body fellowship now offers an optional Cardiovascular imaging module.  As an alternative to the elective period, the fellow will spend two days per month in cardiovascular MR/CT. At the end of the fellowship year, it is expected that the fellow will have completed the case requirements for Cardiovascular Computed tomography as outlined in the ACR practice guidelines, and will be eligible for CBCCT certification.

If you are interested in applying for our fellowship program, please contact Dr. Wui Chong at the address below.

Wui K. Chong, MD
c/o Ms. Virginia Carver
Campus Box 7510
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Tel: 919-966-4292
Fax:  919-843-8740

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