Department of Radiology

The Neuroradiology Fellowship provides neuroradiology training, in one-year and two-year tracks, to individuals who have successfully completed radiology residency and are board certified. Five fellows are accepted each year.

Centered at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), the program also supplies neuroradiologic services to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Pennsylvania Hospital and Philadelphia Veterans' Administration Hospital.

Scope of Training

Fellows are trained in the performance and interpretation of all aspects of neuroradiology, including:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Myelography
  • Arteriography
  • Interventional procedures
  • Head and neck radiology

Our program provides training in advanced CNS imaging – transcranial color Doppler sonography, quantitative MR spectroscopy, perfusion MRI, diffusion tensor MRI, BOLD MRI, and CT perfusion and angiography.

Fellows are supervised by staff neuroradiologists and are responsible for the performance and interpretation of all examinations under that supervision.

We emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to neuroradiology training. The Neuroradiology Service has a close interrelationship with clinical and academic activities of the Departments of Neurology, Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosurgery and Neuropathology. We conference weekly at CHOP and participate in HUP conferences with Advanced Imaging, Head and Neck, Neurosurgery and more. Correlative brain cutting sessions are held weekly with adult, and bi-weekly with pediatric, neuropathology services.

All fellows are encouraged to perform research. Most of the neuroradiology staff perform funded research, enabling fellows to readily become involved in ongoing projects.

Excellence in Neuroradiology

Our facilities at HUP include:

  • Inpatient (5) and outpatient (2) advanced 3 Tesla and 1.5 Tesla MR scanners
  • Leading-edge 1.5 and 3 Tesla MR scanners (2) dedicated for research
  • Inpatient (4) and outpatient (1) helical multidetector CT scanners, including 64-detector CT scanners (2, one dual-energy)
  • Dedicated helical CT scanner in Emergency Department
  • Biplane angiography suites (2) dedicated for diagnostic and interventional neuroangiography and spinal procedures
  • Innovative 3D laboratory with 3 dedicated workstations: AW, Leonardo and Vitrea

We have made a department-wide commitment to PACS and Voice Recognition Dictation Software. At HUP, they are already implemented and are part of our daily operations.

Application Requirements

Learn about requirements and how to apply »

Program Director

Linda Bagley, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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