Vijay M. Rao, MD
Professor & Chair,
Department of Radiology
Body MRI Fellowship
This busy teleradiology-based service reads from a total of 14 MRI units from 4 different vendors: two at 3.0 Tesla, 8 at 1.5 Tesla, 2 at 1.0 Tesla, and one each at 0.3 and 0.7 Tesla. This provides a unique opportunity to learn protocol optimization for systems with varied capabilities. All case interpretation and teaching is by body MRI specialists who emphasize practical application of MRI physics and techniques. The teaching and experience emphasize routine and advanced clinical applications of Body MRI, including dynamic multiphasic gadolinium enhancement in all body parts, gynecologic MRI, total body MRA, cardiac MRI, MRCP, etc.
Clinical Fellowship – One Year
The Body MRI Fellowship is a dedicated one-year program for one fellow. It incorporates all aspects of body and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (both clinical and research), including basic and advanced principles of MRI. Body parts covered include the chest, heart, breast, abdomen (including MR cholangiopancreatography), male and female pelvis, and all non-neuro vascular applications, including MR angiography (MRA).
There is one position for the Body MRI fellowship, which includes 10 months on the body MRI service and 1 month elective; the musculoskeletal MRI service is a popular choice. Additional elective days are usually available to spend on the cardiac CT service.
In- and out-patient services are active and the fellow will help plan protocols, monitor studies and provide appropriate diagnoses and consultations to the referring clinical services. The fellowship provides ample time and opportunity for active ongoing research related to magnetic resonance imaging. Jefferson operates twelve 1.5 Tesla MRI and two open MRI units, and two 3.0 Tesla whole body systems, all of which send images to our PACS system for filmless interpretation.
Applications are highly competitive. USMLE parts 1, 2 and 3 are absolutely required prior to application.
For more information click on Apply Now in the blue box on the right or call the program coordinator, Isabella Corcoran at 215-955-6028.
1087 Main Building
132 S. 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107