Abdominal Imaging Fellowship
Two one-year fellowships a year are offered in Abdominal Imaging. These fellowships are focused on diagnostic imaging of the abdominal and pelvic region in all modalities, including imaging-guided procedures. The fellowship is based at Parkland Memorial Hospital, with additional rotations scheduled to the Rogers Magnetic Resonance Center and the Meadows Diagnostic Imaging Center.
Jeffrey Pruitt, M.D.
The fellowship year is divided into 13, four-week block rotations, including:
- Abdominal/Pelvic CT – four block rotations
- Ultrasound – three block rotations
- Obstetrical ultrasound – one block rotation
- Body MRI – four block rotations
- US and CT guided biopsy and drainage procedures – as part of CT and US services
- Choice of elective – one block rotation
Fellows are exposed to a wide range of patients and the disease/injury of all organ systems in both hospital and outpatient environments. This includes a full range of examinations primarily focused on the abdominal and pelvic cavity. Additional exposure to other organ systems evaluated by ultrasound is part of the service rotation.
The fellow is responsible for planning, monitoring, and interpreting examinations. Responsibilities also include assisting in resident education and training.
Radiology resident teaching conferences are held twice daily throughout the year and include both didactic lectures and case-based presentations. Fellows are welcome to attend these conferences, as service duties allow. Fellows are also welcome to present conferences in this forum.
Radiology Grand Rounds are held monthly with prestigious visiting and local professors, offering the opportunity to meet and learn from leading national authorities on a wide variety of topics.
Informative multidisciplinary clinical conferences in combination with medicine, surgery, pathology, and the various clinical subspecialties are available.
Intellectual vibrancy and technological innovation are core values of the Department, which are developed through research and collaborative efforts of the clinical faculty and Department Ph.D's.
Fellows take one week of home call per month in support of in-house resident call at Parkland Memorial Hospital.