Cross-Sectional Imaging Fellowships
Three types of Fellowships are offered in Cross-Sectional Imaging:
- Body (Cross-Sectional) Imaging (2 positions):
- 3 blocks each of Body CT, US, Body MR; 1 block elective in other areas (including mammography, PET, IR) (note: MSK not available as elective)
- MRI (2 positions):
- 10 blocks Body MR; 2 blocks elective
- Cardiovascular Imaging (1 position)
- 6 blocks of Cardiovascular Imaging (MR, CT, nuclear medicine)
- 6 blocks of Body Imaging (Body MR, CT, US)
With a new hospital (Smilow Cancer Center) and new department of Radiology that opened in 2009, the clinical MRI service includes four 3.0T and three 1.5T scanners within Yale-New Haven Hospital and one off-site 1.5T scanner in a nearby facility. Another off-site 3.0T scanner is being installed in 2012, and an additional on-site scanner is planned for 2013. Fellows supervise and/or participate in the performance and interpretation of all Body MR exams including cardiac, vascular, chest, abdomen, and pelvis.
CT and PET/CT
The CT service presently utilizes four 64 slice scanners and one 16 slice scanner, as well as one 64 slice and one 16 slice PET/CT scanners. Another 64 slice scanner is present in a nearby facility. Fellows supervise and interpret all Body CT exams including CT colonography, some types of CT angiograms, and living donor liver exams. They will learn and become proficient in performing advance 3D post-processing techniques. Radiation dose reduction tools include adaptive statistical interactive reconstruction and prospective cardiac gating.
The US service provides comprehensive training in the ultrasound clinic (9 ultrasound units) in all areas of US including duplex and color Doppler, abdominal, peripheral vascular, small parts, GYN, and first trimester OB. Vascular US services are also provided on site in the vascular surgery clinic. The US rotation includes experience in image-guided biopsy FNA of thyroid nodules and lymph nodes as well as paracentesis and thoracentesis.
The cardiovascular fellow is responsible for supervising and monitoring all cardiac MRI, cardiovascular MRA (thoracic and peripheral), and coronary CTA examinations; post processing the images on a dedicated cardiac imaging workstation; and generating reports. On certain days the fellow will also be responsible for interpreting aortic and lower extremity CTAs. Fellows have the opportunity to rotate through nuclear cardiology (SPECT and PET). Post processing software/hardware includes a GE ADW, Vital Images Vitrea, and CMR42 cardiac MR workstations.
A service component, with additional compensation, may be required in the Emergency Radiology Department. This will enable fellows to maintain and enhance clinical skills in all areas of radiology. Additional internal moonlighting opportunities are additional in the ER Radiology/Teleradiology program.
Fellows, with supervision by faculty, are encouraged to participate in clinical research projects. For those interested in basic research, there is an array of whole body and animal research magnets in a dedicated research MR facility in the Yale University School of Medicine. These include 10 research scanners (with 1.5T, 3T, 4T, and 7T human scanners and 4.7T, 9.4T, and 11.7T small bore animal scanners). There are active research programs in cardiovascular MRI, MR spectroscopy, oncologic imaging, radiation safety, image processing, and contrast agents.
There is a weekly departmental Interesting Case conference, a weekly Fellows Conference (which includes didactic sessions on MR physics), and a weekly Body Club. Prominent guest speakers present Diagnostic Radiology Grand Rounds every other week from September to May. There are also a variety of interdisciplinary conferences (GI cancer, lymphoma, melanoma, liver tumor board, liver transplant, new GI cancer patient) that fellows participate in as well as many other interesting lectures at the medical school and on the Yale University campus.
• Monday: Body Club
• Tuesday: Fellows Conference
• Wed: Interesting Case Conference
• Thurs: Grand Rounds (every other week Sept-May) / Lectures for Fellows
Fellowship Director: Jeffrey Weinreb, MD, FACR
Associate Fellowship Director: Daniel Cornfeld, MD
Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital are just a few blocks from the main Yale University campus. Living accommodations are affordable and readily available in New Haven and surrounding areas.
Yale-New Haven Hospital was founded in 1826 and is the fourth voluntary hospital in the United States. Today YNHH is a 944-bed private, not-for-profit teaching hospital affiliated with the Yale University Schools of Medicine and Nursing serving the needs of Connecticut, New England and beyond. YNHH has 6,000+ employees, including 1,200 registered nurses and a medical staff of 2,400.
Each year, Yale-New Haven Hospital treats about 40,000 inpatients and registers over 400,000 outpatient visits at its various clinics, including one-day surgery, specialty clinics, the emergency department, the Primary Care Center and others. The main campus includes Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Center.
Interested applicants should send a universal application, their curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to our fellowship director. Copies of ECFMG and USMLE scores are NOT required for the application process. A photograph is requested but not required.
Applications for our 2015-16 Cross-Sectional Imaging fellowship are now being accepted. Applications must be received by September 30th, 2013. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Jeffrey C. Weinreb, MD, FACR
Professor of Radiology, Fellowship Director
Yale University School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 208042
New Haven, CT 06520
For further information please contact:
M. Lisa Varipapa, MPH
Cross-Sectional Imaging Fellowship Coordinator