We offer a one-year clinical fellowship designed to provide academically oriented graduates of radiology residency focused on advanced training in body magnetic resonance imaging across a wide range of diagnostic applications. By the end of the fellowship, a trainee should have the skills and experience to develop a robust body MR clinical service and perform translational research.
Structure of the Fellowship
The fellowship provides a year of intensive training in body MRI for up to four fellows. Fellows spend most of their time dedicated to the body MRI clinical service, MR-guided procedures, research, and teaching. The fellows are responsible for running the clinical body MR service of multiple inpatient and outpatient clinical scanners, including a PET-MR, with primary responsibility for most MR-guided procedures, protocols, image acquisition oversight, safety, and initial interpretations. In 2017, multiple additional MR scanners will become operational.
There are also outstanding opportunities for research, with close ties to leading MR engineers and physicists at the Lucas Center for Imaging. At least 20% dedicated research time is included in the fellowship. The body MR fellows also have a strong educational presence in the Department, with responsibility for organizing clinical MR conferences for the Residency Program and presenting at interdisciplinary clinical conferences. Like all Diagnostic Radiology fellows at Stanford, Body MR fellows participate plain film interpretation at approximately four hours per month, if their visa and appointment status allows. Additionally, fellows participate in coverage of emergency department imaging.
Two GE Signa 1.5T MRI scanners (all clinical)
Eight GE MR750 3T MRI scanners (6 clinical, 2 research)
One PET-MR clinical scanner
One PET-MR research scanner
One GE 7T research scanner
One research hyperpolarizer
One Siemens 3T
One Philips 3T to be installed late 2016
One 1.5T GE and two 3T GE pediatric scanners
Five additional clinical MRI scanners to be installed in 2017
Clinical MRI Volume: Approximately 150 body MR diagnostic cases and several MR-guided procedures per week
Goals of the Fellowship
Provide advanced protocoling, troubleshooting and interpreting skills in MRI of the body
Hands-on training for MRI-guided procedures
Provide background and understanding of MR principles sufficient to manage an MR service, make MR equipment decisions, and execute research projects.
Experience educating residents
Evaluation and Supervision All imaging studies are interpreted with an attending radiologist who supervises the fellow at readouts. In addition, each fellow’s progress is reviewed on a quarterly basis.
Accreditation The Clinical Fellowship in Body MRI is not an ACGME-accredited fellowship in the US, and we are not aware of any upcoming plans by the ACGME to accredit it.
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