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Education & Training

Clinical Experience

The Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship program at UHCMC is dedicated to providing fellows with extensive clinical exposure to a wide range of cardiothoracic disorders. Fellows will have the opportunity to interpret various modalities, including chest radiographs, chest CT, chest MR, cardiac CT, and cardiac MRI, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Additionally, fellows will participate in multidisciplinary conferences including pulmonary oncology, pulmonology, cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgery to gain exposure to a variety of clinical scenarios.

Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Examinations:

  • Cardiac MR (1.5 and 3.0 T)
  • MR angiogram and MR venogram
  • Chest MR
  • Coronary CTA with CT FFR
  • CT pre and post TAVR, Pre and post-Watchman CT, Pulmonary vein mapping CT
  • Thoracic aorta CT Angiography
  • Lung cancer screening
  • Oncology CT and Cancer Follow-up
  • Cardiac Calcium Score CT

Call frequency

Call schedules vary by individual rotation. Mayo Clinic follows the recommendations of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Research Opportunities

Our program is committed to fostering an environment that promotes research and academic growth. Fellows will have ample opportunities to participate in research projects, including those in collaboration with our clinical faculty. Additionally, fellows will have access to cutting-edge equipment and technology to assist in their research endeavors.

The ongoing collaborations with other departments at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University as well as with industry vendors have allowed our faculty members to stay at the forefront of technological advancements in the field of cardiothoracic imaging. This has resulted in a unique educational experience for our fellows, who have the opportunity to learn from experts who are actively involved in shaping the future of cardiothoracic imaging.

Educational Curriculum

The Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship program provides fellows with a robust educational curriculum that includes regular didactics, daily case-based discussions, and weekly multidisciplinary conferences. These educational activities are designed to enhance the fellow's knowledge and skills in cardiothoracic imaging.