Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

Two one-year ACGME accredited fellowship positions are offered annually in Abdominal Imaging. These fellowships are focused on diagnostic imaging of the abdominal and pelvic region in all modalities, including image-guided procedures. The fellowship is based at Parkland Memorial Hospital, with additional rotations scheduled at the Rogers Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center, and the Clements Imaging Building (PET Center).

Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Leadership

Jeffrey Pruitt, M.D.
Fellowship Director
Associate Professor

Training/Responsibilities of Abdominal Imaging Fellows

The fellowship year is divided into 13 four-week block rotations, including:

  • Abdominal/Pelvic CT – three block rotations
  • Ultrasound – two block rotations
  • Body MRI – three block rotations
  • GI/GU – one block rotation
  • PET – one block rotation
  • US and CT guided biopsy and drainage procedures – two block rotations, as well as a component of CT and US rotations
  • 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.

Conferences

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 will present one resident conference over the course of the fellowship.

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.

Fellows will attend and participate in informative multidisciplinary clinical conferences in combination with medicine, surgery, pathology, and the various clinical subspecialties.

Lecture series by Abdominal Imaging faculty for the fellows take place twice monthly on a variety of advanced imaging topics.

Research

Intellectual vibrancy and technological innovation are core values of the Department.

Each fellow will participate in a research project for eventual publication and/or presentation.

Call Duty for Abdominal Imaging Fellows

Fellows will take abdominal imaging call every six weeks, on average.