Department of Radiology

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), our fellows have established highly successful careers in academic and private practices.

Excellence in Abdominal Imaging

Our goal is to train productive, confident body imagers, who will attain the highest skills in diagnostic interpretation and reporting, enabling them to serve as valued specialty consultants.

The Abdominal Imaging Radiology Fellowship program’s principal objectives aim to:

  • Expose each fellow to a wide range of pathology across all imaging modalities
  • Emphasize the importance of protocol design in optimizing imaging exams
  • Discuss the latest evidence-based guidelines for the management of imaging findings
  • Teach the technical skills required to perform image-guided biopsies
  • Teach trainees a system of self-learning that will allow them to continuously adapt to an ever-changing field of medical science

Program Overview

This one-year course of training consists of 13 blocks, each four weeks long. A typical fellowship year consists of the following rotations:

  • 4.0 blocks on MRI
    • 3.5 blocks on Body MR
    • Includes MR experience in musculoskeletal MRI (0.5 blocks)
  • 3 blocks on Ultrasound
  • 3 blocks on Body CT
  • 1 block on GI/GU
  • 1 block elective time
  • 0.5 blocks in Thoracic imaging

Each section combines a broad array of didactic teaching with high-volume clinical learning opportunities. The fellows' educational experience also includes approximately five to seven small group seminars per month, presented by the faculty in their subspecialty area of expertise and divisional monthly journal club. The fellows also are active participants in a wide range of multidisciplinary conferences. There is also academic time for fellow research.

Extraordinary experience in Abdominal Imaging

Up to nine fellows train with us each year. The large size of our program allows for each individual fellow to personalize their educational experience through the use of elective time and by close mentorship from our outstanding faculty. We invite you to continue your radiology training with Penn Radiology, one of the nation's top-ranked radiology departments.

Program Director

Jill E. Langer, MDJill E. Langer, MD
Professor of Radiology, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

 

Contact Us

Coordinator: Francesca Connolly
Department of Radiology/Abdominal Imaging Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street/1 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Contact: francesca.connolly@uphs.upenn.edu  |  215-662-3046
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