Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Curriculum

Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations involve:

  • Interpretation of cases (CT, MR, US, XR)
  • Performance of image-guided procedures
  • Supervision of residents

Conferences and Didactics

Fellows present regularly at the surgical oncology tumor board meeting, providing dynamic discussion of interesting radiology-pathology correlations in complex patient cases. They also attend and assist in preparation of other multidisciplinary conferences sponsored by various other departments, including hepatobiliary surgery, gastroenterology, colorectal surgery and urology. 

Within the abdominal radiology section, fellows participate and often lead focused weekly educational conferences for residents and for each other. Faculty provide a number of didactic sessions on topics often relating to MRI and key problem-solving for oncologic workups in order to highlight the subspecialty training of the program.

Equipment and Technology

The Abdominal Radiology section has access to a number of advanced imaging platforms across multiple facilities, including:

  • 11 multi-detector computed tomography scanners, including dual-energy and artificial-intelligence driven reconstruction capabilities
  • 14 state-of-the-art ultrasound units
  • 11 magnetic resonance imaging units
  • 4 remote control radiographic and fluoroscopic rooms

Research Opportunities

Fellows are actively engaged in the numerous ongoing research initiatives and quality improvement initiatives within the section. Opportunities available for scholarly activities include:

  • Case studies
  • Retrospective clinical analysis
  • Translational technology studies

The Department of Radiology has access to resources in engineering, medical physics and biostatistics. Funding is available through the Wake Forest Baptist Health system for particularly meritorious pilot projects. Financial support is provided for travel to any major meeting at which a fellow is presenting as the primary author of a significant educational or scientific research endeavor.

On Call Responsibilities

There is no in-house overnight call, but the fellows rotate pager call in conjunction with faculty for emergency procedures and diagnostic consultations, as well as participate in department-wide daytime weekend coverage.