Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

Curriculum & Program Structure

The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship is structured as a one year course with 13 Blocks - each four weeks long:

  • MRI: 5 Blocks
  • Body CT: 2 Blocks
  • Ultrasound: 2 Blocks
  • Elective: 1 Block
  • PET/CT: 0.5 Block
  • Interventional: 1.5 Blocks
  • Advanced Imaging Applications: 1 Block



  • Protocol development and interpretation of Body MRI (~10000 cases per year)
  • Principles of MRI physics
  • Interpret advanced MRI techniques
    • MR Defecography
    • MR Enterography
    • MR Prostate
    • MR Elastography
    • MR Rectal cancer staging
  • Studies performed on 12 1.5-Tesla, 2 3-Tesla, and 1 PET/MRI scanner


  • Protocol development and interpretation of CT (~30000 exams per year)
  • Interpret advanced CT applications
    • CT Angiography
    • CT Urography
    • CT Colonography
    • Dual Energy CT
    • Multiphasic imaging of the liver, pancreas, and kidneys
  • Studies performed on a variety of scanners (10), including four state-of-the-art dual-energy scanners


  • Interpret and participate in scanning of all studies (~60000 exams per year)
  • Interpret advanced ultrasound examinations
    • Vascular Ultrasound
    • Contrast enhanced ultrasound
    • Gray scale/Doppler examinations of the abdomen/pelvis
    • Prostate imaging and biopsy
  • Hands on advanced scanning techniques
    • Scan with senior physicians and technologists
    • Daily feedback from attendings


  • Image guided liver biopsy
  • Image guided renal biopsy
  • Image guided lung biopsy
  • Ultrasound guided thyroid biopsy
  • Paracentesis and thoracentesis
  • Imaged guided ablation procedures

Lectures & Conferences

  • Multidisciplinary conferences:
    • Uveal Melanoma conference
    • Hepatocellular Carcinoma Conference
    • Gastrointestinal Multidisciplinary conference
    • CVIR-MR Correlation Conference
    •  Gynecological Oncologic Conference
    • Genitourinary Oncologic Conference
  • Divisional Conferences
    • Weekly Case Conference
    • Biweekly Didactic Series

Summer Lecture Series

Attending lectures given to fellows during first two months of fellowship.

Breast MRI Cardiac 2 Cardiac 1 MSK Field Strength MSK Image Optimization
CT Colonography Transplant Ultrasound US Guided Procedures CT Emergencies US Gynecologic Emergencies
MRI Contrast Agents Crohn's Disease Body MRI Getting Started MRA Ultrasound Ectopic Pregnancy
Venous Ultrasound MRI: Spatial Localization Pancreas MRI: T1 and T2 MRI Physics Part 2
Trauma Radiation Safety CT Cardiac RECIST and Cancer Measurements Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Ll- RADS Echogenicity
MSK MR Protocols Core Injuries: Ultrasound and MRI Ultrasound Elastography Body MRI Emergencies Vascular Protocols
CTA of the Aorta & Pulmonary Arteries Ultrasound 1st Trimester Ultrasound of Twins Liver-Directed Treatments for Metastic Uveal Melanoma Scrotal Ultrasound
Body MRI Emergencies II MRI Pulse Sequence CT Workflow and Protocols MRI Prostate Ultrasound Ectopic Pregnancy