Clinical Experience

The Fellowship is designed to provide extensive clinical experience in interpretation of MR spectroscopy, fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging and tractography, perfusion/blood volume imaging, CT/PET imaging and neuro-interventional procedures, in addition to conventional neuroradiology imaging studies.

Fellows receive ten weeks of training in each of these areas:

  • Brain and Spine MR
  • Brain and Spine CT
  • Vascular Neuroradiology & Myelography/Degenerative Spine Imaging

The schedule is constructed for fellows to spend one week on each rotation in an ongoing cycle throughout the fellowship year:

  • Week 1 - Brain and Spine MR
  • Week 2 - Brain and Spine CT
  • Week 3 - Vascular Neuroradiology & Myelography/Degenerative Spine Imaging
  • Week 4 - Academic Endeavors

The design of the reading room environment and PACS system forces inter-modality imaging correlation, providing even greater exposure to cases.  Each fellow has a four-week rotation of Pediatric Neuroradiology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  Fellows also complete a six-week rotation of Adult Interventional Neuroradiology at Froedtert, to gain experience in catheter-based angiography.

The Froedtert Neurosciences Center provides a major infusion of patients with challenging diagnostic problems. Weekly neuroscience conferences bring together neuroradiologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropathologists and radiation oncologists to discuss various aspects of neuro diagnosis and therapy.