Pediatric fellows will be exposed to a spectrum of disease processes ranging from routine outpatient pediatric clinic imaging to the radiographic management of extremely preterm infants. Fellows will participate in daily radiology rounds with the neonatal and pediatric intensive care unit teams.
Fellows will gain extensive experience in pediatric fluoroscopy, particularly of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems. Fellows will also participate in fluoroscopic interventions, including intussusception reductions, and the maintenance/manipulation of enteric feeding tubes. Radiation dose reduction techniques and strategies are emphasized.
Ultrasound is an important tool in the pediatric radiology armamentarium. Fellows will be exposed to a wide range of abdominal, vascular and small parts (thyroid and testicular) ultrasound. Fellows will also receive exposure to neonatal intracranial and spinal ultrasound
Useful for the evaluation of thoracic, abdominal, pelvic and extremity pathology, fellows will protocol, interpret and staff out both traditional CT as well as special CT examinations including CT angiography. Emphasis will be placed on techniques to reduce radiation exposure while maintaining diagnostic quality.
Fellows will protocol, interpret and staff out pediatric MRI for the evaluation of musculoskeletal, abdominal, thoracic and cardiovascular processes, including MRA/MRV.
The pediatric radiology section performs image guided biopsies and percutaneous drainages, generally using sonographic guidance. Fellows can expect to participate in biopsies of the kidney, liver and thyroid as well as abscess drainage procedures. Fellows will also participate in hip joint aspirations and occasionally joint injections.
Fellows will participate in neonatal intracranial and spinal ultrasound. Fellows will also participate in the pediatric neuroradiology conference and will act as a consultant for the rounding pediatricians and intensive care units..