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

We work closely with our colleagues in pediatric medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties to deliver the best possible imaging services and care for our patients and their families.  Our Division tailors imaging examinations to answer specific clinical questions whenever possible so we can optimize imaging utilization and patient safety.   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.  We have developed and utilize low radiation dose imaging parameters for our CT examinations.  Interventional procedures include, but are not limited to, feeding tube placement, percutaneous interventional procedures (biopsies, joint injections, and drainage procedures), and esophageal dilatation.

We have a dedicated group of Board Certified Pediatric Radiologists with special added certification for the practice of Pediatric Radiology. We hold multiple multispecialty conferences to aid in the diagnosis and management of complicated cases and to help educate physicians in training.  We are available for consultation every day in the pediatric radiology reading room and in the Pediatric Intenstive Care Unit.  Our ultrasound and fluoroscopy technicians are also attuned to the special needs of children and their parents and work with us to offer the best experience possible to our patients. Our section received the highest ever patient satisfaction awards in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

We are also 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.  Our section was awarded the Charles E. Putnam Award, for the section most dedicated to resident education in 2002 and 2009.

Our division’s research includes both clinical and laboratory based imaging studies.  Dr. Don Frush has been a pioneer in what is now an international movement to modify imaging techniques and practices to reduce medical radiation exposure to children:

Patient safety is our highest priority.

-DON FRUSH, M.D.

Faculty

Caroline W.T. Carrico, M.D.
  • Clerkship Director
  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Joseph T. Davis, M.D.
  • Medical Instructor
Donald P. Frush, M.D., FACR
  • John Strohbehn Professor of Radiology
    Vice Chair of Quality, Safety, and Strategic Vision
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Faculty Member, Medical Physics Graduate Program
Charles M. Maxfield, M.D.
  • Professor of Radiology
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Chief of Pediatric Radiology
Gary R. Schooler, M.D.
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology
  • Director, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

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