Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Abdominal Imaging Fellowship
(formerly Ultrasound/CT/MRI)

Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

Our ACGME accredited fellowship trains fellows that become leaders in both academic and private practices. Fellows have the opportunity to work alongside highly esteemed, world-renowned academic radiologists on clinical rotations.  Faculty members also serve as research mentors for the fellows who are encouraged to engage in cutting edge research during the fellowship year.

We train four fellows each year, and would like to invite you to apply and continue training at one of the top body imaging programs in the country.

  • 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.

Applications are accepted started July 1. Interviews begin from December 1- March 31 with rolling admissions.

Please submit applications to


Dellacerra Gary DO

Kania Leann MD

Albini Alessandra MD

Acikgoz Gunsel MD


Mosca, Heather DO Envision Healthcare
Naringrekar, Haresh MD Einstein Healthcare Network
Akyol, Yakup MD Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology
Gehringer, Travis MD Larchmont Imaging


Karajgikar, Jay MD New York University
Borofsky, Samuel MD Radiology Associates of the Main Line
Lentini, John MD TJUH, Community Division
Modi, Roshan MD Christiana Care Health Services


Herskovits, Pnina MD University Radiology, NJ
Jarrett, Kathryn MD Virtual Radiologic
Davalos, Eric MD Radiology Affiliates Imaging
Mavani, Pratik MD Jamestown Radiology, NY


1 year course, 13 Blocks each 4 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 Enterography
    • MR Prostate
    • MR Elastgraphy
    • 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 2 512-slice, 1 64-slice and 4 16-slice CT 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
    • Abdominal Radiology Pathology Conference: City-wide multi-institutional conference held quarterly

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 and 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


Dr. Vijay Rao

Letter from
Vijay M. Rao, MD

Professor & Chair,
Department of Radiology

Program Directors

Haresh V Naringrekar MD

Haresh V. Naringrekar, MD

1087 Main Building
132 South 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-955-7264

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