Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

Program Overview

The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, non-ACGME-accredited program that accepts one fellow per year.

Program Details

The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship is designed to provide advanced training in all aspects of abdominal and pelvic imaging and image-guided biopsies and drainages. The clinical fellow will have an appointment as an instructor in radiology at Penn State College of Medicine. 

You will have excellent opportunities to experience collegial, multidisciplinary interactions through tumor boards and clinical interactions that require radiology participation, as well as research and teaching.

The Abdominal Imaging Division provides image interpretation to the numerous specialty clinical services at Hershey Medical Center. These include the surgical specialties of surgical oncology, urology, colorectal surgery, trauma surgery, transplant surgery and minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. The AI Division also provides image interpretation to the numerous medical specialties, such as oncology, gastroenterology, hepatology, infectious diseases, nephrology and internal medicine.

Our Team

Curriculum

The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship is for one year, and is not ACGME-accredited.

Responsibilities

  • CT, MRI and ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis
  • Biopsy and drainage service – the work-up, procedural and post-procedural care of the patient
  • Faculty and call responsibilities as per department guidelines

Tentative Schedule

  • 6 months CT/MR
  • 2 months ultrasound
  • 3 months biopsy and drainage service
  • 1 month elective/research

Fellows are expected to participate actively in a research project with the goal of preparing a scholarly work or publication.

Commonly Performed Exams

  • Multiphase CT and MR exams
  • CT and MR enterography
  • Secretin-enhanced MRI
  • Dynamic pelvic floor MR imaging
  • CT colonoscopy
  • Rectal cancer staging
  • Prostate MRI

Equipment

A variety of equipment is available to the fellow.

MRI

  • 1.5T and 3T Siemens at the main hospital
  • Two 1.5T Siemens at the East Health Campus facility
  • 3T Siemens at the Camp Hill facility
  • 3T Siemens at the research facility

CT

  • 128 dual-source Siemens Flash CT in the emergency department
  • 64 dual-source Siemens Definition CT at the hospital and 40 detector CT at the hospital
  • Dedicated 16 detector CT with CT fluoroscopy in the biopsy/drainage suite
  • 40 detector CT at East Health Campus
  • Dedicated physicist and two assistants in a 3D imaging lab

Ultrasound

  • 2 Siemens S2000, 1 Siemens Antares, 2 Acuson Sequoia, 1 Hitachi EUB-8500 at the main hospital
  • 1 Siemens S2000, 1 Siemens X300, 1 Siemens Antares at the East Health Campus facility
  • 1 Siemens S2000 at the Camp Hill facility

To Apply

Candidates must be board-certified or board-qualified in Diagnostic Radiology and must be eligible to obtain a Pennsylvania state medical license.

Please submit your CV, a personal statement and three letters of recommendation to:

Doreen Katzaman
Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Radiology, H066
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

Faculty

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Department of Radiology, H066
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033

General Contact Information

Phone: 717-531-5306

Fax: 717-531-5596