Neuroradiology

A one-year and a two-year Neuroradiology Training Program is offered to individuals who have successfully completed their radiology residency and are board certified. There are generally 8-10 fellows in the program at any one time. Five fellows are accepted each year.

The program is centered at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), with neuroradiologic services also provided for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Philadelphia Veterans' Administration Hospital. The Children's Hospital is adjacent to the University Hospital and connected by a tunnel. VA Hospital is located only a short walk from the University Hospital.

The fellowship provides training in the performance and interpretation of all aspects of neuroradiology including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, myelography, arteriography, interventional procedures, and head and neck radiology. The fellowship also provides training in advanced CNS imaging including, transcranial color Doppler sonography, quantiative MR spectroscopy, perfusion MRI, diffusion tensor MRI, BOLD MRI, and CT perfusion and angiography. Fellows are supervised by staff neuroradiologists and are responsible for the performance and interpretation of all examinations under the supervision of staff neuroradiologists.

All fellows are encouraged to perform research. Most of the neuroradiology staff are performing funded research which enable fellows to readily become involved in ongoing projects. Our facilities at HUP presently include:

  • 5 inpatient and 2 outpatient state-of-the-art 3Tesla and 1.5 Tesla MR scanners
  • 2 state-of-the-art 1.5 and 3 Tesla MR scanners dedicated for research
  • 1 outpatient and 4 inpatient helical multi detector CT scanners, including one 64 detector and one 64 detector dual-energy CT scanners
  • 1 dedicated helical CT scanner in emergency department
  • 2 biplane angiography suite dedicated for diagnostic and interventional neuroangiography and spinal procedures
  • State-of-the-art 3D laboratory with 3 dedicated workstations: AW, Leonardo, and Vitrea

A multidisciplinary approach to neuroradiology training is emphasized. There is a close interrelationship of the clinical and academic activities of the Neuroradiology Service with the Departments of Neurology, Head and Neck Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Neuropathology. In addition, correlative brain cutting sessions are held weekly with adult, and bi-weekly with pediatric neuropathology services.

We have made a department wide commitment to PACS as well as to Voice Recognition Dictation Software, two technologies which are undoubtedly part of the future of our field. At HUP, though, they are already implemented and are part of the daily operation of our division.

Conference Schedule

Monday
8:00 am CHOP Monday Conference
12:00 pm HUP Advanced Imaging Conference (every other week)
Tuesday
7:45 am HUP Tuesday Morning Conferences
Wednesday
7:30 am HUP AI or H&N Conference
8:15 am HUP Didactic Conference
Thursday
8:00 am HUP Neurosurgery Tumor Board
2:00 pm HUP Head and Neck Tumor Board

Application Requirements

Learn about requirements and how to apply »

Contact

Linda Bagley, MD
Department of Radiology
Attn: Sebrina Lewis
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
2 Dulles Rm. 219
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office: 215-662-6865
Fax: 215-662-3283
Email: sebrina.lewis@uphs.upenn.edu