The University of Cincinnati Department of Radiology has one position available beginning July 1, 2017 in the Nuclear Radiology fellowship training program. This program is one year in length and is accredited by the ACGME. The fellow will develop the professional and personal skills necessary to practice nuclear medicine completely in either an academic or private practice setting and to enable them to perform new imaging techniques and procedures and to establish, manage and supervise a nuclear medicine department and radiation protection program.
The trainee will learn the basic principles behind Nuclear Medicine imaging equipment, basic and PET radiopharmacy, basic nuclear medicine instrumentation and quality control, radiation physics as it relates to radionuclide characteristics and interactions in matter including radiation biology, and regulatory issues governing the safe practice of Nuclear Medicine. They will also receive training in the basic physics of nuclear medicine, including instrumentation, radiobiology and radiation protection, radiopharmaceutical chemistry, basic interpretations for the most common nuclear medicine studies (bone scans, thyroid studies, lung scans, cardiac studies, hepatobiliary/renal scans, gastric emptying studies and 18F-FDG studies), and the guidelines for conducting and interpreting more complex studies, including non-18F-FDG PET agents, receptor and peptide imaging studies and non-imaging studies.
The curriculum includes general nuclear medicine imaging applications, molecular nuclear medicine imaging, studies for the diagnosis and evaluation of neuroendocrine tumors, in-vivo techniques for myeloproliferative disorders, therapeutic applications in thyroid disease, high dose radioiodine administration for thyroid cancer and radiolabeled microsphere therapy for primary hepatocellular and metastatic disease to the liver from colon cancer.
Qualified applicants must have satisfactorily completed an ACGME- or Canadian-accredited diagnostic radiology residency or a 4-year diagnostic radiology residency in another country, be board certified or board eligible in the country of training, passed all three steps of the USMLE, and be able to obtain a medical license in the state of Ohio prior to the start of the fellowship. University of Cincinnati Medical Center sponsors J-1 visas only.