Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

Abraham Dachman, MD
Fellowship Program Director

The Abdominal Imaging Fellowship is a one-year comprehensive, structured, ACGME approved fellowship comprising clinical, teaching, and research activity in all aspects of abdominal imaging using all available modalities. There is extensive participation in abdominal MRI and flexibility of elective time to meet the fellow's individual needs. The patient population and clinical experience represents both a comprehensive outpatient setting and inpatient tertiary referral center with a high volume of oncology, surgery, gastroenterology, transplantation and emergency referrals. Fellows will learn to perform and interpret 3D CT angiography, virtual colonoscopy and other cutting-edge diagnostic studies. In addition, ultrasound offers all routine abdominal studies, plus small parts ultrasound, gynecologic ultrasound including endovaginal ultrasound, percutaneous biopsies, prostate biopsies, color and spectral Doppler vascular and transplant studies. Fellows participate in gastrointestinal and genitourinary examinations including video fluoroscopy, dynamic protocography, oropharyngeal motility studies, etc.

The MRI experience includes cutting edge, tailored liver, pancreas, adrenal, renal and pelvic imaging plus MR angiography, cholangiography and endorectal imaging, prostate ablation, and offers the opportunity to participate in non-abdominal application.

State of the art CT, MRI, ultrasound and fluoroscopic equipment is used. MRI scanners include three 1.5T and one 3T magnet with software and hardware for fast imaging sequences, endoluminal imaging, MRA and MRCP. In addition there is a small bore high field strength MR for experimental use.  CT equipment includes seven scanners, including three 256 scanners, all with iterative does reduction software.  Ultrasound equipment includes eight high end units including procedural guidance, 3-D, elastography and image fusion software.

Fellows participate in resident teaching and are encouraged to participate in research. The Abdominal Imaging fellowship program is ACGME approved.

The Department recruits for our fellowship positions at least a year and a half in advance. The 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Abdominal Imaging fellowship positions have been filled. We will be accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Abdominal Imaging Fellowship starting the summer of 2016.  All applications must be complete (including all letters of recommendation, addressed to Dr. Abraham Dachman) to be considered.


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David Paushter, MD
Chairman, Professor of Radiology

Richard Baron, MD
Professor of Radiology and Dean for Clinical Practice, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Paul Chang, MD
Professor of Radiology, Vice Chair Informatics

Abraham Dachman, MD
Professor of Radiology, Director of Fellowship Program

Brian Funaki, MD
Professor of Radiology, Section Chief, Interventional Radiology

Kirti Kulkarni, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Melvy Mathew, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Aytekin Oto, MD
Professor of Radiology, Section Chief, Abdominal Imaging, Director Body MR

Pritesh Patel, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

Michael Vannier, MD
Professor Emeritus of Radiology, Vice Chair Research

Stephen Thomas, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology