Thoracic Imaging Fellowship
The thoracic imaging fellowship program provides advanced training in all aspects of cardiopulmonary imaging. Our fellows are actively involved in clinical thoracic imaging under the supervision of the program director and the thoracic imaging faculty. Fellows are exposed to a wide spectrum of pathologic processes, diseases and disorders that affect the cardiopulmonary system and mediastinum.
Fellows receive mentoring in the diagnostic interpretation of thoracic computed tomography (CT), high-resolution chest CT, CT aortography, MR and conventional chest radiography (x-ray), as well as in the performance of lung biopsies and pleural drainages. Fellows who desire additional training and clinical experience in cardiac CT and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (cardiac MRI) are allotted three months of dedicated time in non-invasive cardiovascular imaging.
Interested fellows may also receive instruction in the performance of radiofrequency ablation for both primary and metastatic disease to the chest through our interventional radiology specialty. We have a strong working relationship with the Division of Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine and actively participate in daily radiologic clinical rounds with these services.
Two to three radiology residents at various levels of training and two to four fourth-year medical students rotate through our specialty on a monthly basis. Thoracic imaging fellows regularly participate in both resident and medical student education at the workstation and in teaching conferences. We have an active clinical research program and fellows are expected to participate in clinical research projects in conjunction with our staff.