The Division of Nuclear Medicine at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina has one year ACGME accredited fellowship openings for July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018 in the Nuclear Radiology Training Program, which, upon successful completion of the program, provides eligibility for the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) examination and the American Board of Radiology subspecialty examination in Nuclear Radiology (ABR-CAQ). Prerequisite education for entry into the fellowship program includes satisfactory completion of a diagnostic radiology residency training program.
The nuclear radiology training program focuses on all aspects of nuclear medicine in an active clinical service, including general nuclear medicine, PET/CT, nuclear cardiology and therapeutic nuclear medicine. The nuclear radiology fellow is exposed to a full spectrum of diagnostic imaging with state-of-the-art equipment, including routine nuclear medicine examinations as well as more challenging nuclear medicine studies, including correlative imaging with SPECT/CT. A wide range of diverse diagnostic studies is also performed in PET/CT, which includes exposure to new radiopharmaceuticals currently in clinical trials. Nuclear cardiology imaging and cardiac stress testing, in which participation is required for eligibility for the ABNM examination, are performed within the nuclear medicine section of radiology. The nuclear medicine service also offers comprehensive radionuclide therapies, in which trainees participate, including I-131, Ra-223 Xofigo, Y-90 Zevalin, I-131 MIBG, and Y-90 microspheres.
The nuclear radiology fellow attends daily nuclear medicine faculty lectures or case presentations, while also participating both informally and formally in diagnostic radiology resident and medical student education. The fellow also regularly presents nuclear medicine didactic lectures and case studies, and is responsible for conducting monthly nuclear medicine journal club. Weekly multidisciplinary conferences and tumor boards are available for the fellow to attend.
The nuclear radiology fellow has protected academic time and actively participates in research; faculty guidance and assistance are provided for producing publications, scientific presentations and exhibits for nuclear medicine, radiology, oncology and cardiology. In addition to clinical research, basic science research with small animal micro-SPECT/CT and micro-PET/CT cameras are available for interested nuclear radiology fellows.
Program inquiries may be addressed to:
Michael W. Hanson, M.D. Director, Nuclear Radiology Fellowship Training Program P.O. Box 3949 Duke University Hospital Durham, North Carolina 27710 email@example.com (919) 684-7245
Application inquiries should be made to:
Gloria Irving Program Coordinator, Nuclear Radiology Fellowship Training Program P.O. Box 3949 Duke University Hospital Durham, North Carolina 27710 firstname.lastname@example.org (919) 684-7245 (office) (919) 684-7135 (fax)