The Imaging Institute at Cleveland Clinic offers a one-year fellowship in Abdominal Imaging. The experience is comprised of a combination of body computed tomography, ultrasound, body magnetic resonance imaging, and US- and CT-guided interventions.
The Section of Abdominal Imaging currently consists of 12 staff radiologists. Over 40,000 CT, 20,000 ultrasound, and 1,500 MR examinations are interpreted by our section, and 1,400 CT fluoroscopy and ultrasound-guided interventional procedures are performed yearly, including fine-needle aspiration, core biopsy sampling, abscess drainage and percutaneous renal cryoablation.
We interpret examinations for both primary and tertiary care patient populations. We serve a highly-trained and sophisticated group of gastroenterologists, oncologists, and surgeons subspecializing in colon and rectum, hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery, urology and gynecology. There is heavy emphasis on both oncologic and pre- and post-surgical imaging.
All of the major facets of diagnostic ultrasound are included- abdominal, gynecologic and a large volume of vascular/Doppler scanning, including peripheral venous and transplant studies. Advanced CT and MR studies are commonly performed, including examinations such as CT and MR enterography, imaging for aortic stent grafts, pancreatic MRI with secretin stimulation, imaging for tumor ablation, rectal cancer staging, CT colonography, and pelvic floor imaging.
Imaging hardware is frequently updated and currently includes: 1 Siemens TrioTim 3T and 1 Philips Achieva 3T, 3 Siemens Avanto 1.5T, 1 Siemens Espree 1.5T MRIs, 2 Siemens Somatom Definition 64-slice and 3 16-slice and 1 4-slice CT scanners, and 10 Siemens/Acuson color Doppler equipped ultrasound units. We work in an integrated PACS, RIS, and voice recognition environment. Construction on an integrated MRI intervention suite/OR will soon commence.
Fellows are active participants in resident education, both on a daily informal basis and giving didactic conferences. Our section is involved in seven interdepartmental conferences. Participation in any of a number of ongoing research projects within the section, or organization of a new project, is encouraged.
Cleveland Clinic is a not-for-profit, multispecialty academic, JCAHO accredited medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. As a hospital, it attracts some of the most talented and respected physicians and research scientists, explaining why it consistently ranks among the top 5 hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Cleveland Clinic locations can be found throughout Northeast Ohio, as well as around the country and world, including: Florida, Canada, and Abu Dhabi.
All interested applicants
Please direct any questions and/or complete the online GME application form and send with current curriculum vitae, medical school transcripts and 2–3 letters of reference to:
Christopher Coppa, MD
Section of Abdominal Imaging
Cleveland Clinic Imaging Institute
9500 Euclid Avenue – HB6
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Section of Abdominal Imaging
Subsequent required interviews will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.
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