Abdominal Imaging

Faculty members for abdominal imaging

Overview

The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at the George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) is a single one-year position. We are accepting applications for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic years. This is a single position that may be filled with a fellow in the "Abdominal Imaging" or "Combined Body & MSK" fellowship track. This fellowship does not participate in a match. 

This fellowship will provide advanced training and procedural skills in abdominal and pelvic imaging, with emphasis on abdominopelvic MR imaging and US- and CT-guided procedures.  The fellowship is divided into thirteen 4-week blocks. The fellow will rotate through seven 4-week blocks of Body MR/CT, five 4-week blocks of ultrasound, and one block of elective time.

The majority of the body MR cases will be directed towards the fellow on the Body MR/CT rotation to maximize exposure. The department conducted approximately 90-100 abdominal & pelvic MRI cases per month, with a broad range of pathology and including liver, renal, pancreas MRIs, MR enterography, rectal MRI, and multiparametric prostate MRI. The remainder of the caseload consists of inpatient, emergency, and outpatient abdominopelvic CTs. Dual-energy CT body applications are also utilized. The Ultrasound rotation includes the full gamut of US imaging, including abdominal, pelvic, obstetrical, thyroid, scrotal, vascular, renal and liver transplant studies.  

The fellow will also gain extensive experience in CT- and ultrasound-guided biopsies and aspirations, including biopsies of the neck, abdomen and pelvis, conducted through the Body CT and Ultrasound sections. 

The fellow is given graduated responsibilities on service, and operates under the appropriate supervision of faculty. The fellow learns to manage all aspects of the service, from patient triage, to protocoling of exams, monitoring exams, exam interpretation and dictation.  

The fellow is also expected to be an active part of resident and medical student teaching on rotations. The fellow will have opportunities to participate in research alongside the faculty. The fellowship year culminates with a Grand-Rounds style conference by the fellow to the department.

About the Division & GW Hospital

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The Body CT & US Divisions consist of four full-time Body-fellowship trained teaching faculty. 

Facilities & Equipment:

The fellow will spend their full time at GWUH. GWUH is a busy 385 bed hospital with:

The department operates 5 high-field MRI’s:

  • 3T Siemens Skyra
  • 1.5T Siemens Espree
  • 1.5T GE Optima 450
  • Two 1.5T GE Echo Speed

The department operates 4 multi-slice CT scanners (in addition to 2 niche scanners for SPECT/CT and Radiation Therapy Simulation):

  • Siemens dual-energy 256-slice SOMATOM definition FLASH
  • GE LightSpeed VCT 64-slice
  • GE Discovery 16-slice PET/CT
  • GE BrightSpeed 16-slice

The Ultrasound Division operates 9 ultrasound machines: 

  • 6 Phillips Epiq Elite
  • 2 Philips iU22 (being upgraded to Phillips Epiq Elite soon) 

Educational Conferences

The fellow attends the Body resident noon conferences, which includes weekly faculty didactic and case conferences. The fellow can also attend GI, GU, GYN tumor boards, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Interdisciplinary Conference.

The fellow also attends additional departmental conferences, including Morbidity and Mortality Conference and Quality Assurance Conference.  

Research

While not mandatory, there are research opportunities and educational projects available alongside faculty within the Body and US sections. 

Benefits

The position includes 23 vacation days and 5 days for national conference attendance and CME. A generous academic fund is provided for licensure, meetings and books. In addition, the benefit package includes a 403(b) retirement plan.

More About GW Radiology & DC

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Applicant Requirements

  1. American Board of Radiology (ABR) board eligible, having completed 4 years of U.S. radiology residency by the start of the fellowship.
    Internationally-trained applicants must complete at least 3 years of Graduate Medical Education (GME) certified post graduate residency within the United States to be considered for the position.
     
  2. Eligible to obtain medical licensure in the District of Columbia prior to the start of the fellowship. For information on how to obtain a DC medical license, visit the D.C. Health Professional Licensing Administration.

Application Submission

Interested applicants should submit the following material to both Antoinette Taylor-Dill (ataylordill@mfa.gwu.edu) and James Ogdoc (jogdoc@mfa.gwu.edu), our Fellowship Coordinators. Your application will be forwarded to the Fellowship Director, Dr. Nadia Khati. 

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Personal Statement: Please indicate in your statement if you are applying for the Combined Body & MSK or Abdominal Imaging Fellowship
  3. Three letters of recommendation, including 1 from current Program Director
  4. USMLE Step 1, 2, and 3 Score transcripts
  5. ABR Core & Certifying Exams (if available)
  6. Photograph (passport-size)
  7. Fellowship application form