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Institution *
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Geographical Location *
State *
Name of Person Submitting: * Gaurav Khatri
Person Submitting's Email Address: *
Date Submitted * Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Who is the Program Director? *
Ivan Pedrosa MD
# of Fellowship Positions? *
Duration of Fellowship (months): *
Fellowship Eligibility Requirements *
  • Board Eligible in Diagnostic Radiology
  • Completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency Training Program
  • Eligibility for licensure in the state of the Fellowship
  • Other
If Other, please list
Foreign applicants welcome, however completion of USMLE step 3 prior to the start of the fellowship is necessary
Applications accepted yearly starting *
Annual Fellowship Start date *
In addition to core CT, MR, and US rotations, exposure/training in the following areas is offered: *
  • PET-CT
  • Cardiac CT
  • Cardiac MR
  • MSK MR
  • CT colonography
Academic time *
Depending on Fellow's Interest Level
Goals/Objectives of Fellowship

The fellowship features intensive involvement in clinical and research MRI with emphasis on chest, abdomen, pelvis, and vascular MRI. This training program is intended to prepare the fellows for a successful career in either academic or private practice and to become a driving force to promote advanced MRI in their practice.

Specific strengths of the body MRI section include hepatobiliary and pancreatic imaging (including sectretin MRCP), colorectal cancer staging, renal cancer imaging, multiparametric prostate imaging, staging of gynecologic malignancies, female pelvis/dynamic pelvic floor imaging including MR defecography, MR enterography, and MR angiography/venography.

The fellowship focuses on achieving a deep understanding of the basic principles of MRI and protocol development with a "hands-on" approach. Close working relationship with the dedicated MR scientists in the Department of Radiology and Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC) enhances the experience.

In addition to clinical activities, the fellows will be trained in basic MR principles, research methodology, manuscript preparation, and other activities essential both to an academic career and to objective interpretation of current literature and clinical guidelines.

These efforts are supplemented by weekly body MRI case conferences, a regularly scheduled journal club, MRI protocol development meetings, and multiple interdisciplinary conferences such as those dedicated to hepatocellular carcinoma, gastrointestinal malignancies, colorectal cancer, renal cancer, prostate cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and pelvic floor imaging.

In addition, fellows attend a dedicated six-month-long MRI physics course taught by MR scientists and clinical attendings in a format that stimulates intimate discussion of the various topics allowing the fellows to ask questions directly to experts in basic MRI principles.

Radiology Grand Rounds are held monthly with prestigious visiting and local professors, offering the opportunity to meet and learn from leading national authorities on a wide variety of topics. Schedule permitting, fellows may also take advantage of the two daily didactic and case-based resident teaching conferences.

Fellows are provided with dedicated academic time to pursue their academic interest under direct supervision of the Body MRI faculty. Added allotted time for monitoring cases at the scanner further enhances the understanding of image acquisition techniques and protocol optimization. Elective time is provided up to two months a year and as allowable by the receiving service(s). Pager call is taken by the fellows one week a month. Fellows are entitled to an academic enrichment fund to support educational materials, attendance to scientific meetings and/or trainings.

Clinical facilities consist of multiple whole-body clinical MRI systems (Philips, GE, and Siemens) within the Parkland Memorial Hospital (three 1.5T and one 3T magnets) and University Hospital Imaging Services (four 1.5T and four 3T magnets). With new hospital buildings scheduled to open in 2014 and 2015, additional equipment purchases are planned. In addition, the AIRC is equipped with two 3T and one 7T whole-body magnets dedicated entirely to research.

Other facilities within the institution include several animal MRI scanners and three hyperpolarizers. MR reading room is strategically situated within Rogers MRI Center, adjacent to AIRC. Fellows have easy access to state-of-the-art MR scanners to directly supervise examinations and tailor pulse sequences at the scanner console.

Fellows are encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects or initiate new projects on thoracic, abdominal, pelvic, or vascular imaging under the supervision of the body MRI faculty.

Website http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/medical-school/departments/radiology/education-training/fellowships/magnetic-resonance-imaging.html
Interested Applicants should apply to Fellowship Coordinator: * Catherine Nailon
Program Title *
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Fellowship
Institution *
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Address *
5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75390-9085
United States
Phone Number * (214) 645-2717
Fax Number (214) 645-2762
Fellowship Coordinator Email *

SCBT-MR Fellowship - Southwest

Oct 16, 2018 · 5:07 AM