All the primary teaching personnel of the Nuclear Radiology Fellowship program are full-time members of the academic faculty of Wake Forest University School of Medicine, who have an active interest in teaching at the fellow level. The patient volume provides exposure to all areas of clinical nuclear medicine, including pediatrics.
All nuclear imaging and therapeutic administrations of unsealed radionuclides at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are performed under the direction of nuclear medicine and are used for fellow education.
Technology and Equipment Highlights
The Nuclear Radiology fellowship program has access to:
- Four planar gamma cameras, including a digital portable unit
- One SPECT camera
- One SPECT/CT camera
- Two PET/CT units
On Call Duties
Call responsibilities are primarily taken by the faculty to further aid research endeavors.
Basic science and clinical research opportunities are a core component of the fellowship, with dedicated blocks of time provided for research as well as the tailoring of duties to allow ongoing progress during clinical blocks.
The research physical plant includes:
- Cyclotron facility
- Radiochemist support
- Small animal imaging core
Dedicated funding is available to support development of exploratory clinical studies, and there are many opportunities to assist in ongoing large-scale clinical trials. The institution also provides extensive research support through the National Center for Advanced Translational Sciences (NCATS)-funded Wake Forest Clinical & Translational Science Institute.
Conference and Didactics
The nuclear radiology fellow is encouraged to attend the radiology residency didactic conferences and will present a nuclear medicine conference at least once. Attendance at multidisciplinary tumor boards is required at least weekly, on average. Opportunities to present at nuclear relevant tumor boards will be provided. Initially, all work is supervised by the faculty, with a transition to more independent function expected throughout the fellowship.