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The Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences

NEURORADIOLOGY FELLOWSHIP

Neuroradiology offers a one year ACGME accredited fellowship program which includes training in cognitive and procedural diagnostic neuroradiology, with exposure to interventional neuroradiology. There will be opportunities for research in all areas of neuroradiology, including clinical MR and CT interventional neuroradiology, and research MR (in conjunction with the VUIIS, that includes a whole body 7T magnet). Candidates for the fellowship should anticipate having completed an accredited radiology residency program prior to the start of the fellowship.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The goal of the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program is to fulfill the three-fold mission of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center - education, patient care, and research. Clinical rotations are designed to enable the fellow to accumulate a broad base of knowledge, develop technical skills, and establish decision making and consultation skills. The overriding concern is patient care, both direct through imaging and special procedures and indirect as consultant. The program provides research opportunities ranging from the basic science laboratory to high tech imaging, as well as clinical observations and outcomes. The section of Interventional Neuroradiology is a busy service, led by Dr. Connors. The graduate of the fellowship program is well suited for an academic career in radiology, advancement of subspecialty knowledge and skills as an advanced clinical fellow or instructor, or entering the practice of neuroradiology in the community.

LECTURES AND CONFERENCES

The fellow is responsible for participation in formal resident education. Topics for the noon conference are divided amongst the neuroradiology faculty and fellows. The fellow also assists in basic 7 a.m. first year resident introductory lectures. The fellow is also responsible for case presentations at clinical conferences.                                                         NR = Neuroradiology

CONFERENCE
FREQUENCY
RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL OR SERVICE/DEPARTMENT
Noon Conference
2 times/month
(12 - 1 p.m.)
Neuroradiology faculty, occasionally fellows and residents on rotation
ENT Tumor Board
Mondays 7:30 a.m.
Dr. Aulino and Otolaryngology Department
Brain Tumor Cconference
Mondays, 8 - 9 a.m.
NR, Neurosurgery, Radiation Therapy, Neurooncology
Neuro-opthamology
1st Friday, 8 - 9 a.m.
NR Fellows/attendings/Opthamology Dept.
Pediatric Oncology
Thursdays, 1-2 p.m.
Pediatric Surgery/oncology and NR fellow/attending
Neurology
Fridays, 7 - 9 a.m.
(1st, 3rd, 4th)
Neurology Department
Neuropathology Combined
2nd Friday, 7 - 9 a.m.
Neuropathology, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, & Neurology

CALL

Night and weekend call is taken from home a full week at a time approximately every four weeks. An in-house night hawk reads most trauma exams in the evenings and the weekends On both Saturday and Sunday, all neuro cases available for interpretation are read out which usually takes the entire day. An attending neuroradiologist is present with the fellow for any procedures and reviews all dictated studies.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Fellows rotate through sections of neuroradiology in one week intervals. The areas of emphasis in each subsection include special procedures, imaging of the brain, spine, and head and neck, pediatric neuroradiology, non-invasive vascular studies and PET scanning. The hub of the neuroradiology section is the Neuro Reading Room.

APPLICATION

Please email radprogram@vanderbilt.edu for information regarding application.

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