Active Fellowship Dates: July 2017–2018 and July 2018-2019
The fellowship in Body Imaging is designed to provide advanced training in computed tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Length of program
Twelve months with potential for elective time and research.
The successful candidate must have American Board of Radiology eligibility or certification, USA citizenship, J1 visa or a permanent resident visa, and be able to obtain a Texas Medical License.
Four positions are available.
Applications and appointment to interview
- Application form
- Curriculum vitae
- Personal statement
- Copy of Medical Diploma and Internship Certificate
- Three Letters of Recommendation (one from your Residency Director or Head of Department – current employment)
- A copy of your Board Certification, if applicable
- A current passport-size photograph
The fellowship provides an integrated experience in abdominal, pelvic, obstetrical, vascular, neonatal and pediatric ultrasound; magnetic resonance imaging including cardiac, body, musculoskeletal, vascular, and fetal; all aspects of computed tomography of the body including virtual colonography and coronary artery screening. Dedicated rotations through Ultrasound, Computerized Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging sections are provided. The patient population includes high-risk obstetric patients, cardiac, trauma, renal and liver transplant patients, as well as general medical, surgical and pediatric patients.
LBJ Hospital, a 328 licensed bed acute-care facility, is 1 of 2 major hospitals that are part of Harris Health System which is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas, includes 23 ambulatory care centers and is a designated nationally accredited healthcare institution by the NCQA as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. LBJ has a fully integrated EMR, PACS, PS360 Voice recognition system and IT infrastructure, is completely serviced by UTHealth and its subspecialties, and has one of the largest level III trauma centers in the nation.
The LBJ Department of Radiology has two 64 slice CT scanners (GE, Phillips), and one 16 slice GE scanner, and a system wide advanced imaging thin client with 3D applications (Vital Images). The Radiology Department performs approximately 3200 CT studies per month, of which about 60% are body imaging cases which include multiphase liver, pancreas, and renal studies, CT urography, enterography, cystography and coronary CT angiography. The Body Imaging section reads these studies and all CT angiography studies.
There are biweekly interdisciplinary conferences in abdominal and pelvic oncology and medical gastroenterology. There are ongoing research and quality improvement projects involving CT at LBJ within the Body Imaging section providing several opportunities for participation.
Facilities, faculty, and equipment
Facilities include the Radiology departments at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC), a 600-bed tertiary care center with level I trauma; the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, a 300-bed primary care center; and several outpatient imaging centers. These institutions are the primary teaching hospitals for McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. There are dedicated faculty members in the Imaging sections, all of whom are fellowship trained and have extensive skills and experience in their subspecialty areas. The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including:
Five ATL Ultramark 5000 (two in Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC), two in Pediatrics, and one in the Out Patient area), 2 ATL HDI 3000, ACR accredited diagnostic and vascular laboratory.
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (MH-TMC): Three 1.5 T GE and 1.5 T Philips magnets. One of the GE and Philips units is equipped with cardiac MRI capability.
- Computed Tomography
All of the CTs are multidetector spiral GE Lightspeed CT scanners with 4 at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (MH-TMC) and 2 at LBJ Hospital. They cover the entire gamut from 16,8,4,1 slices per view.Image interpretation is exclusively on GE PACS work stations with immediate access to GE Advantage work stations for CT and MRI.
Larry A. Kramer, M.D.
Professor of Radiology
Chief of Body MRI
Director Body Imaging Fellowship Program
Application and information contact
Senior Fellowship Program Coordinator
6431 Fannin Street, MSB 2.010A
Houston, Texas 77030