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.
Teaching faculty involved with the pediatric radiology fellowship program include nine general pediatric radiologists, one nuclear medicine pediatric radiologist, two interventional pediatric radiologist, one pediatric neurointerventional radiologist, five pediatric neuroradiologists and a pediatric radiologist with expertise in emergency medicine. The pediatric radiology team publishes numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals each year and has received major grants from external sources. Also, with three radiology residents who rotate through Riley Hospital for Children each month, pediatric radiology fellows are provided opportunities for teaching, as well as dedicated research time.
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 monthly morbidity/ mortality and journal club discussions.
Facilities and Equipment
This fellowship program is based at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis). 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 multiple outpatient facilities throughout the state provide additional pathology and patient populations to complete the well-rounded and subspecialized education that this fellowship offers. In 2021, a $140 million expansion Maternity and Newborn Health unit will open at Riley Hospital for Children, centralizing all inpatient obstetric services and neonatal care offered at the three downtown Indianapolis hospitals in the Indiana University Health system.
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 dual energy CT scanner, five ultrasound machines, two nuclear medicine gamma cameras, an EOS machine, a 16 slice SPECT-CT scanner, three digital fluoroscopy suites and two interventional suites.
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.
Evening, overnight and weekend coverage is primarily covered by the radiology residents and staff. Fellow call responsibilities consist of one-week blocks of at-home pager call for weeknight and weekend emergency fluoroscopy procedures, as well as ED evening shifts.