The advanced cardiovascular imaging and research fellowship aims to provide experience and practical knowledge in non-invasive cross-sectional imaging techniques for cardiovascular imaging. The fellow will gain a detailed understanding of cardiac CT as well as coronary, thoracic, abdominal, and lower extremity CT angiography, cardiac MRI, thoracic, abdominal and extremity MRA/MRV imaging. Some of the current applications at present include the use of cardiac CT for the “triple rule out” of chest pain, MR cardiac perfusion and development of cardiac MR and MRA sequences on the 3T magnet.
The fellow will gain experience using the latest post-processing techniques using Vitrea and GE-ADW workstations in our new dedicated 3D lab. Opportunities are also available for clinical and basic research in our new 10,000 square foot radiology research facility with 1.5 Tesla and 3.0 Tesla whole-body MR systems. The educational opportunities are enhanced by optional weekly interdisciplinary conferences in several different subspecialties including: thoracic, cardiology, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecology, head and neck, and tumor board.
Due to the close relationship with Radiology and cardiology departments, a collaborative approach to cardiovascular imaging research is present with the Fellow expected to be an active participant in the numerous studies currently underway at NorthShore University HealthSystem.
There is ample flexibility for elective rotations in other areas of radiology. The fellow will participate in the general radiology fellow call pool with the other MSK, MRI, and body imaging fellows.