Abdominal/Body Imaging Fellowship

Currently accepting applications for 2019-2020

Fellowship Overview
  • Four positions per year
  • Training in 1-week increments totaling 3 months for each modality:
    • Body MR
    • Body CT
    • Sonography
    • Musculoskeletal MR (traditional track) or 3 months consisting of any combination of: musculoskeletal MR, non-vascular interventional, outpatient general imaging, and PET CT (the alternative “flexible quarter”)
  • Four weeks paid vacation
  • Up to one week paid attendance at a nationally recognized meeting and two additional days at the RSNA in Chicago
  • $110,000 salary and $3000 educational stipend
  • Graded shift to independent interpretations of CT and ultrasound examinations
  • MR examinations staffed with faculty throughout fellowship
Body MR
  • Includes all non-neuro examinations with the exception of breast and cardiac
  • Busy prostate MR service with up to 5 exams per day (A “team approach” to interpretation is routinely used during readout with most examinations reviewed by two or more faculty.)
  • 2 Gb e-book downloadable on iPad (iOS) includes the body MR curriculum as well as embedded written and video content, both original and from international experts
Body CT
  • Close relationship with General Electric, which is sited within 15 minutes of  campus
  • Dedicated 3D lab for image post-processing
  • Research includes further optimization and utilization of dual-energy technology
Ultrasound
  • Abdominal, pelvic, small parts, and vascular ultrasound
  • Hepatic elastography
  • Ultrasound contrast agent utilization to begin shortly
Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology
  • Soft tissue biopsies performed using CT or ultrasound guidance - abdominal organ, intraperitoneal/retroperitoneal, and thyroid/nodal masses
  • Percutaneous and transrectal/transvaginal drainage procedures
  • Advanced Radiologic Procedure clinic streamlines consultation and is coordinated by radiology extenders
  • Emphasis on a comprehensive team approach with staff radiologists, trainees, physician extenders, radiology nurses/anesthesiologists, and technologists
  • Siemens Edge 64 channel interventional CT with rapid multi-planar fluoroscopic CT imaging capability

The non-vascular interventional radiology program includes comprehensive training ensuring that the fellow-instructor is involved with preprocedural, periprocedural, and postprocedural planning. Our graduating fellow-instructors are able to perform the full gamut of image-guided biopsy and drainage procedures. This marketable skillset can provide additional employment options in academic or private practice positions.

Musculoskeletal MR Imaging
  • Participation in both outpatient and hospital-based settings
  • Imaging for the Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee Bucks
  • Close relationship between the abdominal and musculoskeletal sections with many faculty members participating in both sub-specialties
  • Interdisciplinary sports medicine and orthopaedic oncology conferences optional
  • CT and ultrasound guided soft tissue/bone biopsies optional
  • 2 Gb e-book also includes the musculoskeletal curriculum with embedded written and video content

The inclusion of musculoskeletal MR is uniformly emphasized as one of the strengths of our fellowship and provides an additional skillset for those considering private practice or outpatient-based academic positions. The fellow-instructor can create a musculoskeletal "mini fellowship" by electing to interpret other imaging modalities, participate in procedures, and attend sub-specialty conferences.

Fellowship years 2017-18 and 2018-19 are filled.  If you have any questions about the program, please contact Dr. Scott Erickson c/o Christine Lucas at cmlucas@mcw.edu, or at the address listed below.

Scott J. Erickson, MD
Professor of Radiology
Program Director
Medical College of Wisconsin Dept of Radiology
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226

W. Dennis Foley, MD
Professor of Radiology
Associate Program Director
Medical College of Wisconsin Dept of Radiology
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Joseph J. Budovec, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Abdominal/Body Imaging Education and Curriculum Director
Medical College of Wisconsin Dept of Radiology
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee,WI 53226

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