Abdominal Imaging/Cross Sectional Interventional Radiology Fellowship 2024-2025
Position overviewPosition title: Abdominal Imaging Fellow/Health Sciences Clinical Instructor
Open date: August 1, 2022
Most recent review date: Friday, Dec 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The UCLA Abdominal Imaging / Cross Sectional Interventional Radiology fellowship program provides unique advanced clinically rigorous training in Abdominal Imaging, Image Guided interventions and Clinical Research. Imaging training broadly includes fluoroscopy (UGI, enteroclysis, defecography, HSG etc), Abdominal single and dual energy CT, CTA, CT Colonography, CT enterography and 3D Post Processing Techniques (Vitrea, SyngoVia, etc), PET CT, PET MRI, Ultrasound (including 3D/4D, Thyroid, Head and Neck, High Risk OB, Vascular, Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound, Superb Microvascular Imaging, Elastography, and Saline Hysterosonography), Abdominal MR Imaging (liver, pancreas, kidney, enterography) Pelvic MR, (Pelvic Floor, fibroid, congenital anomalies) Multiparametric MR prostate, rectum, gyn onc and penis, MR Angiography and Venography, MR Elastography, and Fetal MR. Interventional procedures carried out by the CSIR section include US and CT guided FNA, biopsies (including CT, US, transvaginal and transrectal guided), US, CT and MR guided drainages, nephrostomies, US and CT guided tumor ablation with RF, cryo, IRE or microwave, MR guided and MR-US fusion targeted prostate biopsy, and MR guided HIFU for uterine fibroids and MR transurethral TulsaPro for Prostate Cancer treatment.
As of July 2021, there are over 29 MRI scanners (23 3-Tesla Siemens and GE scanners), 19 CT Siemens CT scanners, four PET CT scanners, and 60 Philips US systems across 24 centers (3 hospitals, 21 outpatient sites). We perform image-guided interventions at three hospitals and six outpatient sites across the vast greater Los Angeles region. A PET-MR will be ready for use later this year and we are anticipating installation of a Photon Counting CT this year as well. Centricity PACS is integrated with EPIC Radiant EMR and Powerscribe v2.0 by Medicalis. Dictations are template based and all US measurements are auto-populated into templates for increased accuracy and efficiency. Fourteen fellowship-trained, subspecialized expert faculty perform both image interpretation and image guided procedures.
The program provides well-rounded and varied experience that can serve as a solid foundation for either academic or private practice careers. Fellows are expected to read 6000-7000 diagnostic cases and perform 100-200 CSIR cases in both outpatient and tertiary care settings during the year with a unique and adaptable skill set for superspecialization. Fellows are supervised but also have opportunities for independent image interpretation and moonlighting. Electives are possible. The fellowship provides several hours of weekly formal didactic lectures, tumor boards, and journal clubs as well as quarterly LARS-LA Body Club to supplement practical learning and opportunities for teaching and research. Attendance at courses such as LARS, SAR, SABI, SRU, AIUM, ARRS, ISMRM and RSNA are encouraged. Fellows will be lifelong members of the nearly 200 UCLA Abdominal Imaging/CSIR Fellowship Alumni practicing in Southern California and around the nation and world who are leaders at their institution.
The posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html) set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/oct-2022-salary-scales/t5-0.pdf). The salary for this position is $70,800 minimum - $89,575 maximum for PGY6. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-670.pdf), which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.
• MD/DO degree
• Completion of a Radiology Residency
• Must be eligible and obtain full licensure by the California Medical Board by the start of fellowship 07/01/2024
Universal Fellowship Application - Please fill out the Fellowship Application: https://www.uclahealth.org/radiology/workfiles/fellowship/FellowshipApplication.pdf
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