Based at the downtown Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a 600-bed tertiary referral
The clinical activities of the cardiovascular imaging fellow are primarily based in MRI and CT at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The
The cardiovascular imaging (CVI) fellows divide clinical time between MRI and CT, spending 40 percent of the time in cardiovascular MRI and 40 percent of the time in cardiovascular CT. The remaining 20 percent of the time is spent doing research. Fellows are also permitted elective time in other disciplines. The cardiovascular imaging fellow is responsible for protocoling and supervising all cardiovascular MRI and CT studies. Studies are read out each afternoon in the dedicated cardiovascular readout area, which has two PACS workstations, a Leonardo workstation, Vitrea and Tera Recon workstations. The fellow is assisted by a radiology resident, who rotates through the cardiovascular imaging section.
The cardiovascular imaging fellow spends one day every two weeks in the affiliated department of Radiology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children's). The
The cardiovascular imaging fellow receives didactic lectures on clinical and technical aspects of cardiovascular MRI and CT from faculty members of the section of cardiovascular imaging. The lectures are given two per week for the first month and thereafter one per week. Fellows also receive hands-on training in cardiac MRI techniques by scanning at the dedicated CAMRI research facility of the
There are a number of clinical inter-disciplinary conferences that the cardiovascular imaging fellow is expected to attend. There are weekly cardiac catheterization and vascular surgery conferences. There is a twice-monthly cardiovascular imaging conference, attended by faculty from different
A secondary objective of the fellowship is to provide detailed instruction about research methodology through
At the end of the one-year program, the fellow should have acquired the knowledge and discipline required to successfully bring a research project to fruition. With this experience and training, the fellow will be able to embark upon a successful career in cardiovascular imaging and help further expand this growing field through innovative thought and direction.
The cardiovascular imaging research group has office space at 737 North Michigan Ave., which is located on the downtown university campus, about two blocks from the hospital itself. The Siemens scientists along with Physician and PhD faculty and their students are all based at this facility. The facility also contains several workstations, which can be used for post-processing and analysis of data. The fellow will have office space at this facility, which will be located beside the office of the scientific adviser. It is tremendously beneficial and enriching for the cardiovascular imaging fellow to work directly with senior university and industry PhD scientists and post-doctoral students. All of the previous fellows have found this extremely educational. The
The cardiovascular imaging research group has a number of ongoing projects, from which the fellow can choose. These include: development of cardiac MRI techniques at 3T, ultrafast cardiac MRI techniques using parallel imaging, stress myocardial perfusion at 1.5T and 3T, Time-resolved MR angiography, MR angiography at 3T, MR-guided catheter-based angiography of the coronary arteries, high-resolution CT angiography of the coronary arteries, calcium detection on replaced cardiac valves using gated CT, functional assessment of the heart using gated-CT. The fellow receives at least one dedicated research day per week. There is a research meeting one day per week, during which research personnel meet to discuss progress on the various projects.
All positions for 2018 and 2019 have been filled. We are currently accepting applications for two open positions to begin July 1, 2020. This fellowship program is
Qualifications: Completion of a radiology residency or cardiology fellowship, USMLE steps 1-3, and ECFMG certification
If you are interested in applying to this fellowship program, please send the following materials to the fellowship coordinator, Monica Korell, at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Download and complete the Graduate Medical Education Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Personal Statement
Photo copyof original USMLE scores (1-3)
- Three letters of recommendation addressed to:
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship Program
737 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60611
James C. Carr, MD
For more information about cardiovascular imaging, visit the CVI website.
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