Clinical/Research Fellowship in Abdominal Imaging
The department of radiology at the University Beaujon Hospital (Paris Sorbonne Cité, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris) in France (suburbs of Paris) (head: Prof. Dr. Valérie Vilgrain) performs comprehensive abdominal and digestive imaging and scientific research using state-of-the-art imaging equipment including a dual source CT scanner, 3T MRI. Clinical imaging comprises the whole spectrum of diagnostic and interventional abdominal and digestive imaging including: MRI, CT, ultrasonography (using contrast-enhanced techniques and shear-wave elastography), endovascular and percutaneous interventional procedures. Strong collaboration between the clinical departments (Hepatology, Pancreatology, Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary surgery, and Digestive Surgery), the department of Pathology and the department of Radiology allows optimal patient management and fruitful research. A research lab on imaging biomarkers in abdominal diseases (head: Prof. Dr. Bernard Van Beers) favours translational research.
Number of available places During 2017/2018 one place will be available for a recently board-certified European radiologist, who is a full member of ESR.
1. This programme applies to European radiologists within the first three years
2. The candidate should wish to become a fellow or subspecialise in abdominal imaging.
3. He/She should have excellent knowledge of abdominal imaging 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 language (level C1) is a definite prerequisite. French is not
mandatory however, some knowledge would be appreciated.
6. The successful candidate will have to make himself/herself available for an interview
7. ESR membership fees for 2016 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 November 1st, 2017 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,-) directly from the training centre, which will be paid out on a monthly basis.
Based on weekly training programme modules, the trainee will familiarise him/herself with the institution's imaging equipment. He/She will then learn to become proficient at imaging examinations used to diagnose abdominal diseases to review and to interpret images and to use image analysis programmes.
The main tools will be case-by-case hands-on teaching on routine clinical cases with different modalities from experienced staff, training by a mentor in the interpretation of imaging studies from an established teaching file or previous cases and multidisciplinary meetings on abdominal diseases management.
The research duties are mandatory. The topic is liver imaging, which includes advanced ultrasound, spectral CT and/or morphological or quantitative liver MRI. The fellow should be able to select patients, organise and monitor the examinations, collect and analyse the data, under supervision, including demographics and other clinical data and write a scientific article. Collaborations with other physicians and engineers or physicists in the institution will be needed.
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 Hôpital Beaujon. In order to receive this, the fellow must present a written report about his/her work and activities during the programme.