The Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences


Body Imaging offers a one-year clinical fellowship in CT and MR imaging of the chest, abdomen, pelvis, and CT- and US-guided procedures, including radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation of liver and kidney lesions.

The duties of the body imaging fellow consists of supervision and interpretation of imaging studies, performing CT- and US-guided procedures, providing consultation for PET/CT cases, training radiology residents and medical students, and coordinating and conducting body imaging conferences.

Opportunities for clinical or basic science research are available within the section and the Department of Radiological Sciences. Elective time in another section of up to 2 weeks is available, including CTA and MRA of the body, extremities, and coronaries.

Our state-of-the-art equipment includes one 128-slice multidectetor CT (MDCT) scanner, two 64-slice MDCTs, one 16-slice MDCT, one 8-slice PET/CT scanner, one 64-slice CT/SPECT scanner, one 3-T MR scanner, and three 1.5-T MR scanners.

Two positions are offered each year. This is not an ACGME-accredited fellowship, which allows us to offer a significantly higher salary than that of a PGY-VI trainee. There are 22 vacation days and 22 days for CME. In addition, there is a generous benefit package with book/meeting allowance and 403b retirement plan. Moonlighting is available in Emergency Radiology for early-evening and overnight shifts.

Medical licensure in the state of Tennessee and Board eligibility in Diagnostic Radiology are prerequisite for this fellowship.

Please send all documents (including Application, CV, Personal Statement, Transcripts, USMLE Board Scores, 3 Recommendation Letters) to:

Brooke Harvey
Body Imaging Fellowship Program
Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Avenue South
Medical Center North
Suite CCC-1121
Nashville, TN 37232-2675
(615) 322-3190
Fax (615) 322-3764

Ricardo Fonseca, M.D.

Program Director
Ricardo Fonseca, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Program Director, Body Imaging
Section Members

Rick Abramson, MD
Asma Ahmad, MD
Tracey Goddard, ACNP-BC

Sarah Valenti APRN
Geoffrey Wile, MD 



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