On the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) rotation, abdominal imaging fellows learn to:
- Understand the most recent technologic advances and diagnostic capabilities of MRI
- Establish criteria for patient selection and the appropriate use of MRI
- Incorporate established and newer MRI techniques into their practice
- Improve their use of MRI for numerous clinical indirections[RW1]
- Become skilled in the latest advances in specialized MRI techniques, such as MR angiography, MR arthrography, MR cholangiopancreatography, and cardiac, prostate and breast MRI
Research interests address clinical applications, coil development and technique optimization for extremity, thoracic and abdominal MRA, breast MRI, cardiac MRI, and clinical spectroscopy.
Clinical research includes bolus chase MRA, osteoporosis, prostate MR, female pelvis, and renal MR including MR urography.
We perform more than 13,000 clinical MR exams annually at HUP, plus a large number of additional abdominal, pelvic, breast and musculoskeletal cases via teleradiology. Equipment includes:
- Clinical 1.5T scanners (8) including Siemens Avanto, Essenza, Espree and GE Signa magnets
- Clinical whole-body 3.0T scanners (3) including Siemens Verio (2) and Tim Trio
- Whole-body research magnets (3) 1.5, 3.0 and 7T - Siemens Sonata, Tim Trio and Magnetom
- Small-bore animal systems (2), 4.7T, 9.4T
- PACS workstations (4), monitor and dual monitor
- TeraRecon Thin Client access at each reading station
Teaching conferences enrich the rotation with weekly GI/GU, MRA and musculoskeletal conferences and monthly follow-up conference. The MR learning center contains instructional videos and large body/musculoskeletal/neurological teaching files.
Excellence in Abdominal Imaging
Our goal is to train productive, confident body imagers, who will attain the highest skills in established techniques and cutting-edge imaging protocols.
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Jill E. Langer, MD
Abdominal Radiology Program Director
Attn: Stephanie Johnson
Department of Radiology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104