A one year body imaging/MRI fellowship is available starting July 2017 at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center. Aurora St. Luke’s is a tertiary 700 plus bed private hospital with a strong reputation in oncology, transplant surgery, hepatology and cardio vascular disease. St. Luke’s Medical Center is the flagship hospital of Aurora Healthcare, which is an integrated not-for-profit delivery network serving communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The network consists of 15 hospitals, numerous clinics, and over 2000 healthcare providers. The Department of Radiology is subspecialized with 80 faculty members and a 20 resident ACGME accredited residency program.
The body imaging/MRI fellowship is comprised of multi?modality abdominal and pelvic imaging with an emphasis on MRI. The fellow will gain subspecialty skills in adult cross-sectional imaging exams, including advanced Body MRI techniques and will be exposed to a large and diverse case volume with a high percentage of complex exams. The applicant can be involved in all aspects of body imaging including MRI, CT, and Ultrasound and will fully participate in the clinical and teaching activities of the department. The Body imaging section includes a wide variety of exams including 3T prostrate MRI imaging, MR enterography, MRA, MR elastography, CT colonography, and hepatobiliary, rectal, and transplant imaging. Training includes all aspects of body imaging exams, including protocols, monitoring of exams, exam interpretation and dictation. The fellow is given graduated responsibilities and autonomy and will act under the consistent oversight and direct supervision of thirteen subspecialty trained faculty members of the Body Imaging Center of Excellence. The faculty strives to be on the cutting edge of radiology offering the latest in diagnostic techniques.
The Body CT section utilizes the latest technology and is a high volume modality. The fellow will have the opportunity to obtain experience in a variety of US exams, including transplant imaging, vascular studies, and hepatic elastography. The Body Imaging fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in cardiovascular imaging, working with five dedicated cardiovascular radiologists. St. Luke’s Medical Center is a preeminent cardiac care center for patients with a broad range of cardiovascular pathology. The cardiovascular section includes all aspects of cardiac imaging from basic CT coronary calcium scoring to state of the art techniques in cardiac MRI and advanced cardiovascular CT and MR post-processing. The fellow will gain skills in interpreting cardiac CT, CT angiography, cardiac MRI , and MR angiography, including imaging of congenital heart disease and pre?procedure planning in Aurora Healthcare’s Internationally recognized transcatheter aortic valve replacement program.
The fellowship curriculum allows flexibility for research and quality improvement projects, as well as elective time tailored to the desires of the fellow with optional training in neuroradiology, musculoskeletal radiology, nuclear medicine/PET imaging, or body interventional procedures. Generous benefits are offered.
The Radiology Department has state of the art equipment, including 5 MR scanners (2 GE 3T, 2 1.5 Tesla, 1 open speed 0.7 Tesla), 5 GE helical CT scanners (including Revolution and 64 row multidetector and fluoro-CT) and 9 ultrasound units (6 GE: 3 2.0 XD clear, 3 Logiq E9).
Applicants interested in this fellowship opportunity should send a cover letter with CV to: