The body MRI rotation will cover all body MRI applications, including:
- Male and female pelvis
- Musculoskeletal imaging
Because Baylor University Medical Center is a quaternary center with a high-volume liver transplant center, our fellows obtain extensive liver MRI experience. This includes the imaging spectrum of acute and chronic liver disease and their treatments, such as:
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Irreversible electroporation
- Orthotopic liver transplant
- The evaluation of living liver donation candidates
The close collegial ties of radiology with the liver transplant clinic give fellows significant clinical exposure with experienced hepatopancreaticobiliary surgeons, oncologists and radiation oncologists with real-time case review affording fellows invaluable insight into clinical decision making. This experience is bolstered with biweekly liver tumor conferences.
Fellows gain exposure to MR elastography, as BUMC was the first site in the nation to employ this technique commercially. Biweekly pancreas cyst conference and evaluation of pancreatic islet cell transplant patients round out the fellows’ upper GI experience.
Fellows obtain ample exposure to luminal bowel evaluation as our MR enterography practice supports the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic, and MR defecography has taken on a larger role in dynamic pelvic imaging.
Fellows become seasoned in the MR evaluation of rectal cancer staging and restaging, to include participation in biweekly rectal cancer conference.
The vast majority of the training is one-on-one individual attention with a fellowship-trained staff reading the large volume of MRI and musculoskeletal cases. MSK teaching is targeted at not only case interpretation but also optimizing MR protocol design and standardized reporting. The outpatient training experience includes arthrogram procedures.
Fellows have the opportunity to be participating members of the monthly bone and soft tissue tumor conference. In addition to sports and oncologic MSK experience, fellows receive ample training in utilizing MRI for infection diagnosis. There is an optional monthly foot and ankle conference.
Access to STAT-dx is provided to all radiology residents and fellows.