The Department of Radiology currently offers a one-year clinical fellowship in body imaging, for which there will be eleven funded positions. The body fellowship consists of 4-week clinical rotations on the core body services including CT, US and MRI. Three elective rotations are available and can include rotations in image guided biopsies, cardiovascular imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, breast imaging, etc. Fellows will receive experience in all cross-sectional studies of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system. Fellows will also receive training in vascular scanning, imaging-guided biopsies, CT colonography, and other procedures.
The Body MRI Fellowship provides a year of intensive training in clinical MR across a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The fellows are responsible for managing the clinical services, including protocols, initial interpretations, MR-guided procedures, scanner-side exam optimization and troubleshooting, translational research, and teaching. The service consists of thirty scanners across all vendors, the majority of which are 3T including PET/MR scanners. There are outstanding research opportunities, with close ties to leading MR engineers and physicists.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, typically towards the end of second year of radiology residency.
Stanford's Breast Imaging Fellowship offers training in digital mammography with CAD; breast tomosynthesis; breast ultrasound; core biopsies and preoperative needle localization under ultrasound, stereotactic, tomosynthesis and MRI guidance; interpretation of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for breast cancer and implants; a research program in contrast-enhanced mammography; and outcome analysis of new technology. Research time is provided during the fellowship for academic projects. Ongoing research projects include MRI non-contrast sequences, image-guided breast biopsy, contrast-enhanced mammography, PET, breast imaging positioning, screening cancer detection, development of US contrast agents, device development and testing.
The Cardiovascular Imaging (CVI) Fellowship provides one year of training in noninvasive cardiovascular imaging using CT and MRI. Fellows receive detailed training in the principles and use of state-of-the-art multidetector row CT and cardiovascular MR imaging systems within the context of a busy clinical cardiovascular imaging service. These cases include CT and MR angiography of the aorta, coronary arteries, renal arteries, pulmonary arteries, peripheral arteries, mesenteric arteries, pulmonary and systemic venous structures as well as cardiac CT and MRI in the assessment of congenital heart disease, ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathy, cardiac tumor, and pericardial disease. Rotating through the Stanford University Hospital and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, fellows study cardiovascular diseases in adults as well as in children. Fellows will also participate in the Stanford 3D Laboratory where they will work with dedicated 3D technologists to gain experience in the 3D visualization and quantitative analyses of a variety of cardiovascular imaging studies. The Program is substantially enhanced through a close working relationship with adult and pediatric cardiologists, surgeons, and interventional radiologists. Active participation in research is encouraged, and dedicated academic time is a component of the fellowship. The cardiovascular imaging faculty engage in rich and varied research programs, which are greatly enhanced through close collaboration with scientists and engineers in the Radiological Sciences Lab.
The Division of Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiology accepts three residents annually into the Independent Program. The residency experience encompasses the entire range of IR involving both vascular and nonvascular interventions. Residentsperform a wide variety of cases including loco-regional tumor therapy (chemoembolization, radioembolization, radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation); transplant and hepato-biliary interventions; angioplasty; catheter-directed thrombolysis; IVC filtration; venous reconstruction; vascular stenting; fibroid embolization; vascular anomaly ablation; pediatric interventions; TIPS; and aortic stentgrafting. The Interventional Radiology service is an integral component of the Vascular Center at Stanford. There is a strong emphasis on complete clinical management of patients via admissions to the IR service, formal inpatient consultations, and outpatient follow-up in the IR Clinic. The Stanford IR faculty are actively engaged in research, and there are ample opportunities for fellows to participate in research projects and to present at national meetings.
The Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging at Stanford University offers a full-time, one-year fellowship for which there are three positions. Qualified applicants will have either an M.D. degree, M.D./Ph.D degrees, or a D.O. degree and will have successfully completed training and taken National Boards in an ACGME-accredited diagnostic radiology program in the U.S. by the time the fellowship begins.
*We are not able to accept applications for candidates that do not have an United States Citizenship.*
Highlights of the fellowship include extensive involvement in musculoskeletal MRI with an emphasis on sports injuries and musculoskeletal US and CT. In addition, a moderate volume of plain radiographic studies, arthrograms, and tenograms are performed. Dedicated time for research is provided. Fellows are expected to participate actively in research with faculty radiologists as well as Stanford’s world-renowned imaging physicists and engineers. Dedicated time for research is provided.
The Neuroimaging Fellowship is designed to be a well-balanced academic training program that encompasses all of the basic and advanced clinical and research areas of both adult and pediatric neuroradiology. Neuroimaging fellows will be exposed to all imaging modalities used to evaluate neurologic disease, including CT, MR, myelography, angiography, and ultrasound during the course of the fellowship. Interventional neuroradiology procedures are also performed at state-of-the-art levels at Stanford, and neuroimaging fellows will actively participate in these procedures.
The Interventional Neuroradiology Program is a key component of the Stanford Stroke Center providing a large number of referrals for intra-arterial thrombolysis, angioplasty, and aneurysm treatment. The section is also an integral component of an international referral center for the treatment of AVMs with a multimodality treatment program including charged-particle radiosurgery, microsurgery, and endovascular therapy. Academic opportunities are closely integrated with the fellowship, and research participation is considered a key component of the fellowship. Candidates should have completed training in diagnostic neuroradiology (one or two years) or neurosurgery and must be American Board of Radiology certified or eligible by the start date to be considered.
The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is jointly sponsored by the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford University Hospital. Our fellowship provides a comprehensive pediatric radiology imaging program utilizing state-of-the-art imaging technology, including two fluoroscopy suites, three ultrasound rooms, as well as 3.0T MRI, 1.5T MRI, and CT imaging suites. The dedicated Pediatric Radiology faculty are devoted to teaching, patient care, and translational research, and include pediatric neuroradiologists, pediatric cardiovascular imagers, and pediatric interventional radiologists.
Stanford Pediatric Radiology Fellows are exposed to a wealth of clinical case material in an organized, structured, hands-on educational approach. Fellows rotate through a series of services, including pediatric MRI, pediatric CT, PET/CT, pediatric fluoroscopy, pediatric ultrasound, pediatric neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, interventional radiology, and general radiography. Stanford’s program also provides a comprehensive educational curriculum, including didactic lectures pertinent to pediatric radiology, radiology case conferences, and multi-disciplinary imaging conferences in which all of the major pediatric clinical subspecialties participate. In addition, Stanford also offers interested fellows unique exposure to fetal imaging including fetal MRI and cutting-edge pediatric radiology research.
The fellowship is designed to be a well-balanced academic training program that provides exposure to basic and advanced clinical applications in cardiothoracic imaging including lung cancer screening and cardiac imaging. Clinical training consists of rotations on the chest (8 months), cardiovascular (3 months), and thoracic interventional (1 month) services. One day per week of research time is allotted
The fellow will function as part of a clinical team who is responsible for the performance and interpretation of in- and outpatient chest radiographs, CTs, MRIs, and thoracic interventional procedures at a tertiary care academic medical center with state-of-art equipment and institutional strengths in oncology, transplantation, interstitial lung disease, and cardiovascular disease. Fellows will be provided opportunities to teach in the form of medical student and resident conferences; there is 1 day per week of non-clinical time allotted for participation in research activities. Current research interests of faculty include radiogenomics of lung cancer, optimization of CT radiation dose, and clinical applications of 3-D printing.
Our mission is to train the next generation of researchers in the development and clinical translation of advanced techniques for cancer imaging and its application. With funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), we are able to offer the Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program to well-qualified applicants.