Each UCSF campus has unique strengths. Abdominal Imaging at ML, MB and MZ focuses on oncology, infection and genetic disorders. Abdominal Imaging at the VAMC emphasizes a mix of CT, US and MRI for general abdominal diseases with emphasis on oncology, vascular disease and infections. The ZSFG is the only level 1 trauma center in San Francisco so there is a large volume of trauma cases and advanced stage disease cases. Research is a large component of the AI section at all sites.
The AI fellowship provides structured training in the performance and interpretations of all forms of abdominal imaging and exposes fellows to a large and diverse abdominal imaging workload. Fellows receive comprehensive and supervised training in CT of the abdomen and pelvis (including advanced applications such as three-dimensional imaging, CTA, virtual colonoscopy and dual energy CT), PET/CT, PET/MR, MRI and MRA of the abdomen and pelvis (including liver, prostate, gynecologic and genitourinary applications), MR elastography, image-guided needle biopsies, and GI and GU fluoroscopic examinations. The MRI service at the VA also includes musculoskeletal imaging. Ultrasound training occurs at the VA and SFGH, and incorporates general abdominal, genitourinary, vascular, and obstetric imaging and includes US-guided needle biopsies, and intraoperative studies. The department employs state of the art high-resolution ultrasound scanners with color and power Doppler, high field strength (1.5 and 3T) MRI scanners with spectroscopic capability, an interventional MRI scanner, multiple CT scanners (including 64-slice technology), PET/CT scanners and most recently a GE SIGNA PET/MR scanner. Successful applicants will be involved in all aspects of abdominal imaging, and will fully participate in the clinical, teaching and research activities of the department.
Completion of a 4-year diagnostic radiology residency program from an ACGME-accredited institution