Body Imaging Fellowship

Active Fellowship Dates: July 2017 – June 2018


The fellowship in Body Imaging is designed to provide advanced training in computed tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Length of Program:

12 months with potential for elective time and research.


The successful candidate must have American Board of Radiology eligibility or certification, USA citizenship, J1 visa or a permanent resident visa, and be able ot obtain a Texas Medical License.

Positions Available

Now accepting applications for fellowship year July 2017 - June 2018

Applications and Appointment to Interview:
Clinical Emphasis

The fellowship provides an integrated experience in abdominal, pelvic, obstetrical, vascular, neonatal and pediatric ultrasound; magnetic resonance imagingincluding cardiac, body, musculoskeletal, vascular, and fetal; all aspects of computed tomography of the body including virtual colonography and coronary artery screening. Dedicated rotations through Ultrasound, Computerized Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging sections are provided. The patient population includes high-risk obstetric patients, cardiac, trauma, renal and liver transplant patients, as well as general medical, surgical and pediatric patients.

Facilities, Faculty, and Equipment

Facilities include the Radiology departments at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC), a 600-bed tertiary care center with level I trauma; the Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital, a 300-bed primary care center; and several outpatient imaging centers. These institutions are the primary teaching hospitals for the The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. There are dedicated faculty members in the Imaging sections, all of whom are fellowship trained and have extensive skills and experience in their subspecialty areas. The facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including:

Ultrasound: Five ATL Ultramark 5000

Five ATL Ultramark 5000 (two in Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC), two in Pediatrics, and one in the Out Patient area), 2 ATL HDI 3000, ACR accredited diagnostic and vascular laboratory.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging RT Coronary

Magnetic Resonance Imaging:
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (MH-TMC): Three 1.5 T GE and 1.5 T Philips magnets. One of the GE and Philips units is equipped with cardiac MRI capability.

Ultrasound Tomography ICF 0009A

Computed Tomography:
All of the CTs are multidetector spiral GE Lightspeed CT scanners with 4 at Hermann Memorial Hospital and 2 at LBJ General Hospital. They cover the entire gamut from 16,8,4,1 slices per view.

Image interpretation is exclusively on GE PACS work stations with immediate access to GE Advantage work stations for CT and MRI.

Program Director

Larry A. Kramer, M.D.
Professor of Radiology
Chief of Body MRI
Director Body Imaging Fellowship Program

Application and Information Contact

Nelly Pescina
Body MRI Fellowship Program Coordinator
6431 Fannin Street, MSB 2.025
Houston, Texas 77030
Telephone: 713.500.7583
Fax: 713.500.0725