The Department of Imaging Sciences offers multiple fellowships that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as well as non-accredited departmental fellowships. Our fellowship programs have a distinguished history, and during that time, the department has undergone tremendous growth and evolution. The current department radiology specialty divisions are Abdominal Imaging, Breast Imaging, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Emergency Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Pediatric Radiology. Our fellows are exposed to each specialty area and work closely with faculty members who have established expertise in these disciplines.
In accordance with ACGME requirements, all fellows – whether accredited or departmental – are expected to engage in research. After completion of their research, fellows are required to submit the project results for publication or for presentation at a local, regional, national or international meeting. Please visit the department research page for information about research within the department.
Visit our individual fellowship pages to learn more and apply.
What Makes Us Unique
Our faculty members are dedicated professionals, with many at the top of their profession. And, it’s probably no coincidence that approximately 70% have ties to URMC by either obtaining their medical degree or completing their internship, residency, or fellowship here.
The Department of Imaging Sciences enjoys a warm and collegial relationship with other departments throughout the University of Rochester Medical Center. Our fellows benefit by interacting closely with residents, fellows, and attending physicians from these programs at many interdisciplinary conferences.
The Department of Imaging Sciences has multiple locations, including the University of Rochester Medical Center, a tertiary care center with a greater than 800 inpatient bed capacity. We are a filmless environment with reading rooms equipped with multi flat-panel color PACS workstations allowing for real-time volume and multiplanar reconstructions. Voice recognition software is utilized for report dictation. We also boast a state-of-the-art conference room, a Radiology Library housing over 200 DVD lectures that can be signed out, and a dedicated Fellows' Room for work and/or study.
The University of Rochester Medical Center is a level I trauma center, tertiary referral center, and a transplant center. This means that fellows will see a wide variety of cases not seen in most other fellowship programs.
Within the requirements of the program, fellow training can be modified to accommodate individualized needs and strengths, as well as hone learning to support a fellow’s specific professional interest.
The technology base of the department is “state of the art” with the latest CT, MR, and information systems technology such as PACS and web distribution of images. Training programs are designed to enable fellows to acquire and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and judgment necessary for competence in the specialty of their choice, and this is primarily achieved by involvement in clinical case material under direct supervision and guidance of the faculty. More formal teaching supplements this educational process by providing lectures, demonstrations and conferences as well as electronic teaching aids.