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Abdominal Imaging - Joint Department of Medical Imaging (MSH-UHN-WCH)

Supervisor: Dr. Martin O'Malley

The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging includes the full spectrum of Abdominal Imaging with rotations through the following hospital sites that together, make up one of the largest medical teaching institutions in North America:

Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH)
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PMCC)
Toronto General Hospital (TGH)
Toronto Western Hospital (TWH)
Women’s College Hospital (WCH)

In addition to general medical and surgical issues relating to the abdomen and pelvis, Fellows will gain extensive experience in the following subspecialty areas: hepatobiliary/pancreas, urology, gynecology, gastrointestinal diseases, oncology, and organ transplantation.

This comprehensive Fellowship program offers extensive training in multimodality cross-sectional imaging. The one-year Fellowship program includes dedicated rotations through MRI, CT, US, image-guided procedures, and CT colonography. Rotations through Obstetrical US and PET can be arranged if desired. There are extensive academic opportunities for Fellows. Involvement in research is an expectation of the Fellowship program and one day per week is given as protected academic time.

All studies are interpreted using a department-wide PACS system. Equipment at all sites is state-of-the-art and currently (January 2016) includes:

60 ultrasound units, all with colour Doppler
13 multidetector CT scanners

10 MRI scanners
Research equipment: 1 MRI scanner and 1 PET/MRI unit

The combination of state-of-the-art equipment, a large volume of patients, the full spectrum of pathology and a dedicated faculty of approximately 20 Abdominal staff radiologists allows for an exceptional learning experience in all aspects of Abdominal Imaging. This experience is enhanced with twice weekly Abdominal Imaging rounds and participation in multidisciplinary rounds.

There are 8-10 Fellowship positions available per year. Call is divided amongst the Fellows with staff backup resulting in an approximately 1 in 10 on-call schedule covering Abdominal Imaging.