Pediatric Radiology

Overview

The Duke University Division of Pediatric Radiology is dedicated to three missions:

  • Providing excellent care and imaging services to our patients, their families and physicians
  • Education
  • Research

Duke’s Pediatric Radiology division is committed to improving the health of children through a high quality, state-of-the art imaging program, delivering care in a safe and child-friendly environment.

Our dedicated pediatric radiologists, pediatric radiology technologists, pediatric sonographers and pediatric nurses perform over 70,000 imaging examinations per year, providing dedicated care in the simplest and most complicated of cases. All studies are interpreted by pediatric radiologists, doctors who are fellowship trained and who maintain Certification of Added Qualifications in pediatric radiology, and are dedicated to provide diagnosis imaging to infants, children and adolescents.

We employ the most technologically advanced equipment to yield the highest quality images, while utilizing the lowest radiation doses possible to achieve diagnostic results. Duke pediatric radiology remains a world leader in development of low radiation dose techniques and the Image Gently Alliance. We support and practice the radiation safety principles of ALARA, an acronym for limiting radiation dose to “as low as reasonably achievable.”

We work closely with our colleagues in pediatric medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties to deliver optimal imaging services and care for our patients and their families. Each exam is personally protocolled to answer specific clinical questions. We offer all imaging tools for the diagnosis and management of pediatric disease including ultrasound, radiographic imaging, fluoroscopy, CT (including 3D-CT), PET-CT, and MRI. Interventional procedures include, but are not limited to, feeding tube placement, and percutaneous interventional procedures (biopsies, joint injections, and drainage procedures).

We are available for consultation every day in the pediatric radiology reading room and every morning in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. We hold multiple multispecialty conferences to aid in the diagnosis and management of complicated cases and to help educate physicians in training.

We are committed to teaching the best imaging techniques and interpretation skills to our radiology residents and pediatric radiology fellows. We welcome students from the schools of medicine, nursing, physician assistants and physical therapy for formal courses or elective observation. Duke Radiology residents have recognized our Pediatric radiology division as the division most dedicated to resident education, with the presentation of the Charles E. Putnam Award in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018.
Our division aspires to advance the field of pediatric imaging through research efforts that include clinical imaging studies, laboratory based studies, and education based research studies.

 

Fellowship

We have a very active ACGME certified fellowship program encompassing subspecialty training in diagnostic pediatric radiology. The fellowship is designed for individuals considering both academic and private practice careers. We understand that many individuals have not yet made up their mind regarding career plans and use the fellowship to make a final determination regarding academics versus private practice. The individual should realize that our fellowships are structured to provide the opportunity for an academic career and, therefore, some emphasis is placed upon research activities (both clinical and laboratory), publication, presentations, and teaching at both medical student and resident levels. Fellows will receive training in plain film interpretation, all aspects of fluoroscopy, computed tomography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine imaging, and standard techniques for imaging-guided biopsies and abscess drainages.

Description of the Duke Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program.

Please submit your application, including the following, to Candie Stewart at the address listed below:

  • Completed application form
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation (1 must be from your Program Director and all letters should be recently dated)
  • Recent photo-requested not required
Program Director:
Gary R. Schooler, M.D.
Telephone: (919) 684-7293
For more information contact:
Candie Stewart
Telephone: (919) 684-7293     Fax: (919) 684-7151
E-mail: stewa028@mc.duke.edu


For correspondence, please use the following:

Mailing Address:
Duke University Medical Center
Department of Radiology
Division of Pediatric Radiology
Box 3808
Durham, NC 27710
Physical Address:
Duke University Medical Center
Department of Radiology
Division of Pediatric Radiology
2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710

Conferences

Departmental & Division Conferences

Conferences are weekly, unless indicated differently. There are a variety of pediatric conferences during the course of the month for which fellow participation is encouraged.

  DEPARTMENTAL
Radiology Grand Rounds 2nd,3rd,& 4th Thurs 2002 Duke North 7:30 – 8:30 AM
  PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY
Pediatric Morning Report Mon, Wed, Thurs T-Level Children’s Health Center 8:oo – 9:00 AM
Pediatric Resident Teaching Conference Tuesday-Thursday 4902 Children’s Health Center 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  MULTIDISCIPLINARY
Pediatric Urology Conference Monday (monthly) 1515 Duke North 5:30 PM
Multidisciplinary Tumor Board including: 2nd & 4th Tuesday Pathology CR, Duke South 4:00 PM
Hematology,Oncology,Radiology, and Pathology
Neurology/Neuro Oncology Tumor Board 2nd Tues-every other month 1515 Duke North 1:00-2:00 PM
Pediatric Neuroradiology Thursday 1526 Duke North 8:30 – 9:30 AM
Rheumatology Conference 1st & 3rd Thursday 1515 Duke North 1:00 PM
Pediatric Surgery and GI Conference Monthly 4902 Children’s Health Center
Trauma Multidisciplinary Conference 3rd Friday PICU Conference Room 7:30 AM
Piedmont Pediatric Radiology Society
Interesting Case Conference
2-3 times/year