Body MRI

The Body MRI Fellowship is a dedicated one-year program for one fellow, which incorporates all aspects of body and cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (both clinical and research), including basic and advanced principles of MRI. Specialized applications include MR angiography, cholangiopancreatography, elastography, enterography, multiparametric prostate for fusion biopsy, rectal cancer staging, and dynamic urogynocologic stress imaging. The Body MRI Fellow becomes an important member of the Body MRI service leadership, attending monthly staff meetings and, in close collaboration with MRI faculty, participating in continuous improvement of the MRI service.

In- and outpatient services are active and the fellow will help plan protocols, monitor studies, manage rotating radiology residents 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. The Jefferson Body MRI service is a busy teleradiography-based service located in a central reading room, receiving and interpreting MRI exams from MRI units from four different vendors, including one 5T and 3T units. We also receive a large volume of requests for second opinions of exams performed at other institutions. This experience provides a unique opportunity to learn protocol optimization for systems with varied capabilities, and to understand the range of MRI practices both locally and throughout the United States. All case interpretation and teaching is by body MRI specialists who emphasize practical application of MRI physics, teaching and techniques.

Application Process & Deadlines*

    AUGUST 1: Applications will be accepted starting August 1st

    NOVEMBER 1: Interviews begin November 1 and end March 31st with rolling admissions

    *Anyone who has already applied by sending their application to does not need to reapply.

Application Requirements

  • Completed, signed and dated application for Graduate Training.
  • Two passport size photos.
  • CV with no gaps in timeline after medical school using standard date/year format.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Copy of your USMLE (STEP 1-3) or COMLEX Scores.
  • Med school transcript.
  • Deans Letter, letter of good standing from program director, and one letter of recommendation
    • D.O. applicants must come from an ACGME-accredited residency program.
    • Foreign medical school students must have ECFMG certification.

Program Overview

One year course, 10 months Body MRI, one month elective.

Past Fellow Placements

Albini, Alessandra MD-
Neuroradiology fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia 

Abdullah Alturki, MD – Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Badar Shafi – NHS, England 2017
Orna Komisar -  Consultant Radiologists, Australia

Anuj Patel - Northwest Radiology, Indiana

Jewel Appleton - Texas Children's Hospital, Texas