This fellowship is for one year and is ACGME approved. The goal of the fellowship is to provide competence in all aspects of pediatric imaging, and to foster the research and teaching skills necessary for a successful career in pediatric radiology. Most of the year is spent in the Section of Pediatric Radiology, during which instruction on pediatric radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, body computed tomography and body magnetic resonance imaging is provided. The fellow also rotates through Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine with concentrated exposure to pediatric cases in those areas. Exposure to pediatric interventional radiology is gained via procedures performed in the Interventional Radiology Division.
Fellows are trained to perform all types of procedures and to interpret the breadth of radiological examinations performed within the Pediatric Section, including pediatric neuroradiology and nuclear medicine. Fellows will achieve an advanced knowledge base in pediatric disease and pediatric imaging, with skills that allow them to guide the proper imaging work-up of children with disease or injury. Particular attention is given to the appropriateness of imaging studies and developing an understanding of how to optimize imaging studies while minimizing radiation exposure.
Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be eligible to be examined by the American Board of Radiology for the Certificate of Advanced Qualification (CAQ) in Pediatric Radiology.
The fellow contributes to the education of residents and medical students in the section. The fellow will participate in teaching conferences with graduated responsibility as the year advances. The fellow also will develop some basic lectures on pediatric radiology topics. Ample research opportunities exist in the Section of Pediatric Radiology for fellow involvement. It is expected that the fellow participate in at least one project leading to presentation at a national meeting or publication. The fellow will be allocated academic time (typically one half day per week) for teaching and research. Support is provided for presentation at a national meeting.