Why UT Southwestern
Accredited by the Texas Medical Board (TMB), our Pediatric Neuroradiology Fellowship program is centered at Children’s Health℠ Children's Medical Center Dallas, a private, nonprofit, tertiary-care pediatric hospital and Level I trauma center that is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for UT Southwestern. Fellows gain extensive exposure to all neuroimaging modalities including CT, MR imaging, brain SPECT, and PET. Advanced imaging modalities including MR spectroscopy, DTI, and perfusion imaging, as well as presurgical motor and language mapping are included in the clinical experience.
- A strong academic component
- A close working relationship between pediatric radiology department and other clinical departments of the hospital
- Responsibility for planning, monitoring, and interpreting examinations
- Active involvement in performing pediatric interventional procedures, as well as therapeutic treatment of vascular lesions of the head and neck
Beyond the clinical experience
In addition to clinical activities, fellows are trained in the basic principles of image acquisition and reconstructions, research methodology, manuscript preparation, and other activities essential both to an academic career and to objective interpretation of current literature and clinical guidelines in a private practice setting.
These efforts are supplemented by attendance at multidisciplinary conferences, a regularly scheduled journal club, and interdisciplinary conferences, such as those related to CT and MR quality and safety.
Fellows are provided with dedicated academic time to pursue their academic interests under direct supervision of the Pediatric Neuroradiology faculty. Added allotted time for monitoring cases at the scanner further enhances the understanding of image acquisition techniques and protocol optimization. Elective time is provided up to 1 month at our affiliated adult institutions and as allowable by the receiving service(s). Fellows are entitled to an academic enrichment fund to support educational materials, and attendance to scientific meetings.
Fellows are on pager call one week out of every month.
Facilities and Equipment
Clinical facilities consist of:
- Seven 1.5T magnets and one 3T magnet
- Three magnets in the main hospital (Children’s Medical Center)
- Two magnets at our nearby (walkable) outpatient center, which is slated for renovation with installation of a research 3T magnet
- Two magnets in north Dallas
- On-line and off-line processing of MR functional data
- Two angiography suites
Radiology resident teaching conferences are held one per week throughout the year and include both didactic lectures and case-based presentations. Fellows are welcome to attend these conferences, as service duties allow. Fellows present two conferences to Diagnostic Radiology residents as well as more informal monthly resident case conferences to residents rotating at Children's Medical Center.
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 variety of topics.
Informative multidisciplinary clinical conferences in combination with neurology, neurosurgery, epilepsy, and the various clinical subspecialties are available.
Intellectual vibrancy and technological innovation are core values of the Department, which are developed through collaborative efforts involving clinical and research faculty and staff. Fellows have ready access to UT Southwestern's Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center, only five minutes away, and most journals can be accessed online from Children's Medical Center Dallas. Texts are also available for sign-out and review.
Fellows have the opportunity to attend a major radiology meeting, preferably as a presenter.
The program provides one one-year fellowship positions annually. Information regarding the application process can be found here. Below are requirements specific to the Pediatric Neuroradiology fellowship.
All application materials should be mailed to the Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Office.
International Medical Graduates
For questions regarding International Medical Graduates, please visit our fellowships page.