Body MRI Fellowship Program Overview
Bachir Taouli, MD
The Department of Radiology of The Mount Sinai Health System and Mount Sinai Medical School offers two 1 year Non-ACGME Fellowship positions in Body MRI starting in the year 2012-2013.
Update: Please note that positions for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 have been filled. No inquiry for these dates please.
The Department of Radiology is currently equipped with:
- Seven state of the art MRI systems with Body Imaging capabilities including five 1.5T and two 3T scanners (General Electric, Siemens & Philips) including a PET-MRI hybrid system. Two additional MRI scanners (GE) dedicated for inpatient studies will be installed in 2012. In addition, multiple additional magnets (including a 7T system and a hybrid MRI-PET system, all from Siemens) will be installed in the new Center for Science and Medicine in the fall of 2012.
- Nine MDCTs, including two 64 MDCTs and one 64 dual energy MDCT (General Electric & Siemens), and two PET-CTs (General Electric). 3 additional MDCTs (including a photon counting CT and a PET-CT, all Siemens) will be installed in the new Center for Science and Medicine in the fall of 2012.
- Twelve Ultrasound units (Phillips/ATL and Siemens/Acuson).
There are 15 Faculty in the Body Imaging Section (including 6 in Body MRI). Over 29,000 US; 36,000 CTs and 4800 MRIs studies are performed yearly in the Body Imaging Section (excluding cardiovascular, breast and musculoskeletal studies), with an expanding MRI service.
Both Fellowships will provide rotations in Body MRI (main rotation), Body CT, cardiac MRI, abdominal/pelvic Ultrasound, and non invasive vascular imaging, with flexibility in desired choices. One month elective time is offered for both positions.
Body MRI Fellows will be trained in all aspects of Body MRI (including hepatobiliary, pancreatic, genitourinary, prostate, gastrointestinal, chest and whole body MRI), and chest, abdominal and pelvic CTas well as in CT and US guided biopsies (if desired).The emphasis, however, will be on MRI.
The Body MRI Fellows will be expected to oversee daily MRI protocols, supervise and pre-dictate all cases. The Fellows will be given formal teaching by Body Imaging Faculty, and can also participate in Resident education.
Fellows are expected to participate in Monthly Journal Clubs and Weekly Case Conferences in Radiology, as well as in Clinical Conferences with Liver Surgical Oncology, Pathology, Liver Transplant, Hepatology, Urology, Gastroenterology, and Oncology.
There are many research opportunities in the Body MRI section, and translational and clinical research is strongly encouraged. Fellows are expected to participate in at least one retrospective or prospective research study to be presented at the ISMRM or SGR/SUR or RSNA meetings.