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Children’s is one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country, with three hospitals, 673 licensed beds, a Level 1 Trauma Center, and more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs. Each year, Children’s encounters more than 1.2 million patient visits and performs more than 300,000 imaging reports.

In response to the growing demand for services in specialized pediatric care, Children’s is currently building a new pediatric medical campus. Learn more about how Children’s is breaking new ground to give our System room to grow decades into the future.

Highlights

  • We offer radiology services at multiple imaging locations across metro Atlanta, including:
    • Children’s hospitals: Egleston, Hughes Spalding and Scottish Rite hospitals
    • Children’s outpatient locations: Children’s at Satellite Boulevard, Children’s at Town Center and Children’s at Webb Bridge
    • Other facilities: Emory Midtown Hospital (NICU) and Grady Memorial Hospital
  • We have nine MRI magnets, six CT scanners, one mobile CT scanner and one PET scanner.
  • We are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), which demonstrates our commitment to quality care and patient safety.
  • Our program is one of the only pediatric programs in the country to have received the Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) designation.
  • In 2019, our team read more images than any other pediatric radiology program in the country.

Research

In conjunction with Emory University, Children’s is committed to excellence and innovation in pediatric research. Our radiology department conducts a wide spectrum of clinical and translational research in collaboration with colleagues at Children’s and Emory University and as part of several large multi-institutional collaborative efforts.

Our areas of interest include:

  • Development and use of advanced techniques in ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, nuclear medicine and interventional radiology.
  • Innovative techniques in pediatric radiology education.

Additionally, we are uniquely positioned to advance research nationally by leveraging the vast capabilities in Atlanta, including:

  • Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, in collaboration with Emory University School of Medicine, offers a one-year, ACGME-certified pediatric radiology fellowship. We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive program for training fellows in pediatric radiology.

Our goal

We want to train qualified radiologists to be highly competent in all aspects of pediatric imaging in order to serve children in their communities, whether it is in an academic or private practice setting.

Rotations

The one-year rotation includes:

  • Body MRI
  • Body CT
  • Cardiac CT
  • Fetal MRI
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Interventional radiology
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Nuclear medicine, including PET, MIGB therapy and thyroid ablation
  • Ultrasound, including contrast enhanced ultrasound

Fellows are closely supervised by Children’s faculty, board-certified pediatric radiologists with Maintenance of Certification (MOC) qualifications, as well as subspecialists in neuroradiology, interventional radiology and musculoskeletal radiology.

Research

Fellows receive one half-day of academic time per week. Each fellow completes as least one academic project during the course of his or her fellowship training. Fellows will also present at the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR) and Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) annual meetings among others.

Conferences

Training is enhanced by an organized curriculum comprising a variety of conferences offered throughout the year.

  • Weekly: Surgery and Radiology Conference, Didactic Surgery Conference
  • Monthly: Interdepartmental Conference with surgery, pathology, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, oncology, orthopedics and rheumatology

Additionally, all fellows receive a stipend that includes funding to attend the annual meeting of the Society of Pediatric Radiology.

Accreditation

Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Timing

Our fellowship program accepts applications beginning Aug. 1. Interviews begin Nov. 1.

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Apply to our Pediatric Radiology Fellowship Program.

Download a copy of our application form and email it along with your CV, personal statement, transcript and three letters of recommendation to Paula Dickson, MD, Fellowship Program Director. Direct inquiries to Dr. Dickson or Stacy Palmer, Fellowship Program Coordinator.

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