Supervisor: Dr. Errol Colak
St. Michael's Hospital is one of the principal teaching hospitals of the University of Toronto and a busy multi-specialty downtown tertiary care centre with world-class expertise in gastroenterology, urology, trauma, nutrition and metabolism, infectious diseases, oncology, orthopedic surgery, and rheumatology.
The cross-sectional fellowship will provide excellent exposure to multi-modality body (chest, abdomino-pelvic and musculoskeletal) imaging with a heavy emphasis on MRI and CT. The breadth of case, volume and hands-on experience will provide fellows with a solid foundation to comfortably manage MRI and CT departments. The case mix reflects the clinical strengths of the hospital.
The high volume of chest and abdomino-pelvic studies provides a comprehensive and enriching CT experience. Common abdomino-pelvic MR studies include pancreatico-biliary MRI and MRCP, liver MRI including use of liver-specific contrast agents, renal MR, MR enterography, staging of gynecologic and rectal malignancies, and the workup of adnexal masses. Musculoskeletal studies reflect the broad clinical expertise of our referring orthopedic and rheumatology colleagues. All cases are interepreted under the supervision of fellowship-trained radiologists in each discipline.
Fellows will participate in a variety of procedures including ultrasound-guided biopsies, hysterosonography and MR arthography.
In keeping with the directive of the Department, 80% of the fellow's time will be spent on clinical activities and 20% on research. Research opportunities in body imaging are abundant with faculty radiologists available to supervise research projects and an on-site MR physicist, dedicated research coordinator, and statistical support.