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Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

The Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program at Indiana University School of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited program that provides valuable experience and training in all aspects of pediatric radiology, including radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT, MRI and US with dedicated rotations in fetal imaging, cardiac imaging, interventional radiology, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, hands-on ultrasound scanning, and research.

Three or four radiology residents rotate through Riley Hospital for Children each month, and the IU School of Medicine offers resources and opportunities for basic science and clinical research, providing opportunities for teaching and research as part of the fellowship. The Pediatric Radiology team publishes numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals each year and has received major grants from external sources.

Program Requirements

Pediatric Radiology fellows are expected to participate in clinical research and present at one of the radiology national meetings. Additionally, fellows are responsible for providing a radiology resident noon conference, participating and/ or leading weekly multidisciplinary conferences, and preparing quarterly morbidity/ mortality and journal club discussions.

Facilities and Equipment

This fellowship program is based at Riley Hospital for Children. In addition to exams performed at this tertiary pediatric referral center, studies from a nearby private hospital (IU Health Methodist Hospital), an adjacent county hospital (Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital), and several outpatient facilities throughout Indianapolis provide additional pathology and patient populations to complete the well-rounded and subspecialized education that this fellowship offers.

The pediatric department is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including two 3T MRI scanners, two 1.5T MRI scanners, a 256 slice CT scanner, a 128 slice CT scanner, five ultrasound machines, two nuclear medicine gamma cameras, a 16 slice SPECT-CT scanner, three digital fluoroscopy suites and two interventional suites.

Curriculum

Clinical rotations consist of 13 four-week blocks primarily at Riley Children’s Hospital, including subspecialized rotations in fetal imaging, cardiac imaging, interventional radiology, neuroradiology and nuclear medicine. Fellows are allowed an elective and have rotations dedicated to hands-on ultrasound scanning and research in addition to academic time.

Call Responsibilities

Evening, overnight and weekend coverage is primarily covered by the radiology residents and staff. Fellow call consists of one-week blocks (Q3 weeks) of at-home pager call for weeknight and weekend emergency fluoroscopy procedures.