The Body MRI Fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is a year-long program dedicated to the study of abdominal and pelvic magnetic resonance imaging, including topics such as:
- Magnetic resonance enterography
- Liver HCC screening
- Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
- Multiparametric prostate MRI
- Rectal cancer staging
- Gynecologic malignancies
- Dynamic pelvic floor studies
There will also be blocks of elective time that can be spent in cardiac, neuro, and musculoskeletal MRI. The successful fellow gains experience in all aspects of MRI imaging. The program is not Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited.
Our DHMC facilities consist of five MRI scanners: two 1.5T and three 3T magnets. We also cover a number of hospitals in the area with permanent and mobile MRI units.
The fellowship also includes a large volume of basic and advanced computed tomography (CT) imaging, including dual-energy CT. We are active with a number of CT-guided procedures including lung and solid organ biopsies, fluid aspirations and drain placements. We encourage the fellows to be active in all parts of the body service.
Call duties include evenings and some weekends with no overnight shifts. While on call, the fellows work independently and interpret cross-sectional imaging and plain films along with our residents.
The fellowship experience includes a small fraction of time working as a general radiologist alone or with a partner at smaller community hospitals that we serve in New Hampshire and Vermont. Depending on the clinical needs or our department, there may be opportunities to work additional days in a moonlighting capacity.
At our academic institution there are frequent opportunities for original research, both within the department and in collaboration with other departments throughout the hospital. We encourage the fellows to submit abstracts and attend national meetings. We have been active with non-clinical faculty from Dartmouth College as well.
Candidates who have completed our program have been very successful in finding positions in their areas of interest. Fellows have gone on to pursue both academic and private practice opportunities.
Unfortunately, at this time we cannot sponsor J1 visas for this one-year program.
Please feel free to peruse our department web site, starting with our Body MRI Fellowship documents