Abdominal Fellowship Curriculum


The Abdominal Division of the UMass Radiology Department is staffed by eight, fellowship-trained radiologists who are committed to medical student training and graduate medical education. Abdominal imaging fellows are an integral member of the division, participating in daily patient care and facilitating the performance, interpretation, and timely reporting of abdominal imaging studies. Fellows will also be an essential member in the work-up and performance of non-vascular interventional procedures.

This ACGMR accredited one-year abdominal imaging fellowship offers training in abdominal and pelvis imaging including dedicated training in MRI and nonvascular intervention. Rotations include CT, MRI, PET-CT, CT colonography, 3D imaging, ultrasound, fluoroscopy/plain radiography, and non-vascular interventional procedures. Elective time of one month and opportunity for research time of one month is available. Fellows participate in general teaching and research activities and attend a weekly conference.

Fellows are exposed to a diverse patient population and a wide range of abdominal disease processes in both the hospital and outpatient settings.

The fellows responsibilities include assisting the attending staff in resident education and training. The fellowship focuses on achieving a comprehensive understanding of the basic principles of abdominal imaging including MRI and CT imaging protocol optimization. The fellow has opportunities to present at the weekly GY tumor board as well as at the monthly GI radiology conference.

In addition to clinical activities, fellows are trained in research methodology, manuscript preparation, and other activities essential to an academic career and objective interpretation of medical literature. Recent fellows have been able to participate in research on the regions only breast CT.

In addition to clinical activities, the fellows are trained in research methodology, manuscript preparation, and other activities essential to an academic career and objective interpretation of medical literature.