Body Imaging

Fellow Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities

  • Approximately 90 percent of the fellow's time is spent on the clinical services, interpreting imaging studies, helping to solve protocol questions and issues brought by the technologists, and being available on the reading room to solve questions brought by clinicians and ordering providers.
  • The body imaging fellowship at UMMC provides structured training in the performance and interpretations of all forms of thoracic and abdominal imaging and exposes fellows to a large and diverse thoracic and abdominal imaging workload.
  • Fellows will receive comprehensive and supervised training in CT of the chest, abdomen and pelvis (including advanced applications such as three-dimensional imaging, CTA), ultrasound, PET/CT, MRI and MRA of the abdomen and pelvis (including liver, prostate, gynecologic and genitourinary applications), and GI and GU fluoroscopic examinations.

Secondary responsibilities

  • Assisting in the supervision of radiology residents.
  • Academic time: Approximately 5-10% will be available to pursue other areas of importance to the fellow, which may include clinical research, observation on non-abdominal services, or focused study in particular areas of interest.
  • Participation on dedicated conferences that contribute to fellow education including daily noon intradepartmental teaching conferences, weekly morning fellow conferences, daily multidisciplinary conferences (tumor boards). Fellows are expected to give one monthly teaching conference to the residents and participate on the multidisciplinary tumor boards.

Commitments and expectations

  • Fellow's regular working hours are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Call: Fellows take call on weekend s only. Responsibilities include consulting with the on-call residents as needed, interpreting new cases performed from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. or from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on weekends and reading out overnight cases. Our PACS system currently allows for viewing of studies via the internet, so cases can often be viewed from home.