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Weekly Work Schedule

The Department of Imaging Sciences has two main reading areas, one at the Strong Memorial Hospital and the other at a newly built 90,000 sq. ft. East River Road outpatient imaging facility.  The fellows spend one day per week at the East River Road facility and their remaining time at the Strong Memorial Hospital.  On a specified day every week, the fellows will be assigned the following rotations: inpatient, outpatient, pediatric, and head and neck imaging.  Upon completing a sub-specialty work load, the fellows also can read from the main neuroimaging work list as desired.  Being able to read pediatric and head and neck studies throughout the year provides a more longitudinal exposure to these patients and a greater exposure to less common and interesting cases.  Other pathologies of the brain and spine can be found on the main read list, including trauma, stroke/vascular diseases, infectious/inflammatory diseases, neuro-oncology, neurodegenerative diseases and advanced MR imaging.  The fellow will have a dedicated procedure day every other week throughout the year.

Conferences

Interdisciplinary conferences form an important part of the fellow’s educational experience.  The fellows are required to participate in a weekly Neuroscience Conference that reviews and discusses the clinical and imaging findings of interesting cases with Neurology and Neurosurgery.  The fellows are also encouraged to participate in any number of the following interdisciplinary conferences:

  • Adult Brain Tumor Board (weekly)
  • Pediatric Brain Tumor Board (bimonthly)
  • Pediatric Tumor Board (bimonthly)
  • ENT Tumor Board (weekly)
  • ENT Radiology Conference (monthly)
  • Neurovascular Conference (weekly)
  • Neuro-immunology Conference (monthly)
  • Epilepsy Conference (monthly)

The fellows also have a dedicated weekly didactic conference throughout the year that covers a spectrum of neuroradiology topics.