Abdominal Imaging

abdominal image

*** Now Recruiting for TWO positions and 2017-2018 academic year. ***

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine Department of Radiology invites qualified applicants to submit credentials for available Abdominal Imaging Fellowship appointments beginning July 1, 2017. 

This one year fellowship is based at UNC Hospitals and offers extensive experience in the areas of abdominopelvic MRI and CT, ultrasound and fluoroscopy.  The fellowship is housed in the Department of Radiology at UNC Women’s and Children's Hospital, with additional teleradiology caseload from Hillsborough Hospital, outpatient centers and government-sponsored facilities, creating a diverse caseload of trauma, oncologic imaging, transplant and gastrointestinal and genitourinary disorders.

CURRICULUM

The standard curriculum is composed of 13 four week blocks in the following components:

          Body MRI (6 blocks)
          Body CT (3 blocks)
          Ultrasound (2 blocks)
          GI/GU (1 block)
          Elective (1 block)

Electives include thoracic imaging, neuroradiology, musculoskeletal imaging, nuclear medicine, PET/CT, pediatrics, interventional radiology, cardiovascular imaging, breast imaging and research elective. 

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.

Alternative curriculums are available to suit the needs and interests of individual fellows.

 

MR

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. We have a high volume abdominal and pelvic MR service, bolstered by a large liver and renal transplant service and a robust MR/TRUS fusion biopsy program.

 

CT

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). This is a high volume service with a wide diversity of cases from our emergency department, cancer center, inpatient and outpatient settings.

 

US

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. In addition to image interpretation, ultrasound guided procedures are performed on this service.  We perform approximately 350 image-guided soft tissue biopsies each year.

 

GI/GU

There are 6 digital fluoroscopy rooms in our main hospital. On this rotation, fellows perform and supervise inpatient and outpatient genitourinary and gastrointestinal fluoroscopic procedures and interpret abdominal plain films.

 

FACULTY AND EDUCATION

The educational component of the department’s mission is a top priority to the abdominal imaging section.  The Abdominal Division is comprised of 8 in house faculty, who actively mentor our fellows while they perform their clinical and research activities.  Multidisciplinary conferences and frequent consults provide ample opportunities for clinical collaboration and feedback.

In addition to daily resident lectures, we host a dedicated fellows lecture series covering subjects such as advanced imaging techniques and MRI physics.

To learn more about our faculty, click here.

 

RESEARCH

Currently, members of the faculty are involved in multiple areas of research including ultrasound contrast agents, alternative MR contrast agents, imaging in fatty liver disease,  MR imaging of endovascular stents, as well as participating in national, multicenter cardiac imaging trials.  Fellows are encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects during their year.

 

CALL

On call responsibilities involve one week of call approximately every 7-8 weeks.

 

APPLICATION

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 2017, 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 2017.

We regretfully cannot accept applicants on J1 and H1 visas.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Rolling admissions

 

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

Jeff Neitlich, MD
Campus Box 7510
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Tel: 919-445-6146