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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Fellowship

The one-year, non-ACGME fellowship program in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) was created to offer a diverse experience in interpreting and protocoling the MRI diagnostic radiology subspecialties in body, musculoskeletal and neuroimaging. As the need for competent radiologists increases, it is crucial to provide fellows with the opportunity to study and perform multiple procedures in diagnostic radiology. This fellowship is approved by IU School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Program Requirements

Applicants must have an MD or DO degree from an accredited institution, completed an ACGME-accredited residency in diagnostic radiology by the first day of fellowship, must be eligible for board certification or certified by the American Board of Radiology and must be able to obtain licensure in the state of Indiana.

Fellows are encouraged to pursue research opportunities both in and outside the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences. Faculty regularly attending national and international meetings and present abstracts. Fellows are required to publish one research endeavor that is presented at the annual Campbell-Klatte symposium.

Facilities and Equipment

Fellows gain substantial experience in rotations covering seven IU Health-affiliated hospitals, as well as the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital. Cases are also read from outside community hopsitals and outpatient imaging centers via teleradiology, providing fellows with broad exposure to many disease processes, as well as different types of imaging technologies.

Curriculum

MRI fellows divide their time evenly between body MRI, musculoskeletal imaging and neuroradiology, spending 16 weeks working under the supervision of each program. Fellows will gain experience in advanced uses of diagnostic radiology subspecialties, as well as imaging-guided procedures.  A four-week elective block allows fellows to gain additional experience.

Call Responsibilities

Fellows in the MRI program also perform supervised weekend call within the Neuroradiology Fellowship Program that doesn’t exceed one weekend per month. With a large residency program and several neuroradiology faculty, fellow will be called rarely for emergency procedures.

Program Leadership

Nicholas A. Koontz, MD

Nicholas A. Koontz, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences