Clinical/Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging

Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam/Netherlands

The department of radiology at the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands (head: Prof. Dr. G.P. Krestin) performs comprehensive cardiovascular imaging and scientific research using state-of-the-art imaging equipment including a 3rd generation dual source CT scanner and latest generation MRI scanner. The candidate will be exposed to the whole spectrum of cardiovascular imaging including: CT and MRI of acquired and congenital heart disease, Duplex ultrasonography, as well as nuclear cardiac imaging (SPECT, PET). Also, advanced applications include endocarditis imaging, valvular imaging, T1 and T2 mapping, perfusion imaging (CT and MRI) as well as FFR-CT are readily available. 

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Number of available places During 2019/2020 one place will be available for a recently board-certified European radiologist holding citizenship of an EU country.


1.    This programme applies to European radiologists within the first three years
       after certification.

2.    The candidate should wish to become a fellow or subspecialise in cardiovascular

3.    He/She should have excellent knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology
       as well as basic skills in image interpretation of the region.

4.    He/She should also have an interest and basic skills in medical database handling and
       scientific presentations and publications.

5.    Knowledge of the English or Dutch language (level B1) is a definite prerequisite.

6.    The successful candidate will have to make himself/herself available for an interview
       via Skype.

7.    ESR membership fees for 2018 must be settled.

Please note that you can only apply for one ESOR fellowship programme and one of the available topics at once. 

Duration and funding The fellowship will start on October 1st, 2019 and will last for 12 months. The fellow has to ensure his/her availability for the exact period stated as any postponement is not possible. The fellow will receive a grant (€23.000,-) from the training centre, which will be paid out via ESOR on a monthly basis. 

Programme structure
The fellow will first focus on gaining a thorough understanding and knowledge of CT and MRI image acquisition and post-processing using various software packages. This can be combined with participation in one of the multiple research projects on cardiovascular imaging if desired.  At a later stage, the fellow will be actively involved in clinical work including the reading of cardiac and vascular imaging studies and preparation of preliminary reports in English that are discussed with an experienced staff radiologist. Study types include but are not limited to: coronary CT, CT for TAVI planning, MRI of congenital and acquired heart disease as well as CT and MRI of the aorta and peripheral arteries. The fellow will attend various weekly clinical meetings.

Please note that final reporting and multidisciplinary meetings are in Dutch while supervision, teaching and research will be done in English.

A detailed individual programme is determined at the beginning of the fellowship in consultation with the fellow.

Certification After successful completion of the one-year training the trainee receives a certificate from ESR/ESOR and Erasmus University Medical Centre Rotterdam. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.

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