Cardiovascular Imaging (Noninvasive) Fellowship

The noninvasive cardiovascular imaging fellowship trains board-certified or board-eligible radiologists or cardiologists to independently run or develop a state-of-the-art clinical cardiac imaging service and to conduct independent cardiac imaging research.

The primary goal of the cardiovascular imaging (noninvasive) fellowship is to train board-certified or board-eligible radiologists or cardiologists to independently run or develop a state-of-the-art clinical cardiac imaging service and to conduct independent cardiac imaging research. While the fellows will be exposed to vascular imaging, the fellowship will concentrate on cross sectional cardiac imaging, with emphasis on magnetic resonance (MR) and computed tomography (CT).

  • To provide comprehensive didactic training that enables fellows to develop an in-depth knowledge of cardiac imaging techniques, the role of imaging in the cardiac workup, disease entities and their imaging findings.
  • To instruct the fellows to communicate and work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • To provide comprehensive understanding of principles and techniques of Cardiac imaging research and to apply these approaches to experimental disease models and clinical research.

Didactic Teaching Curriculum

Comprehensive didactic teaching will include:

  • A weekly, hour long, clinical Cardiac CT and MRI conference. Fellows rotating through CT and MRI present interesting clinical cases. Occasionally, this conference is held in the form of a mortality and morbidity conference.
  • A weekly, hour long, cardiovascular imaging seminar, a joint conference between the departments of cardiology and Cardiac-radiology. The monthly format of the seminar is a journal club that will include literature review (week 1), guest lecturer (week 3), and formal in-depth presentations of selected topics (weeks 2 and 4). The guest speakers include cardiac imaging professionals from both the Harvard and MIT communities, as well as visiting experts.
  • A weekly, hour long, interdisciplinary clinical pediatric congenital heart disease conference. In this conference, sub specialty cardiologists (pediatric cardiologists, echocardiographers and interventional cardiologists) as well as pediatric cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists and cardiac radiologists discuss the diagnostic work up and treatment of current patients with congenital heart disease.
  • Fellows will attend the weekly coronary catheterization conference and are invited to the weekly cardiology grand rounds. 
  • Daily readout sessions in Cardiac MRI and CT.

Teaching Responsibilities

The fellow will be responsible for teaching residents and medical students that rotate through the cardiovascular imaging section. The fellow will have the opportunity to present at clinical teaching conferences. Once a year the fellow will hold a formal lecture on an assigned topic.

A primary focus of the fellowship program is the development of clinical research skills. As fellows are exposed to various research laboratories, they will be introduced to diverse MR and CT research or related projects and may choose a mentor who matches the fellow's research interests. The selection of a research project may involve ongoing or novel work.


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We look forward to receiving your credentials and meeting you during the recruitment season. We will adhere to the guidelines for the Radiology Fellowship Recruitment set forth by the Society of Chiefs of Academic Radiology Departments.

1. Fill out the fellowship application form, and mail it to the address below. We are currently accepting applications for July 2015.

2. THREE (3) letters of recommendation, one of which should be from your program director, a personal statement, a USMLE transcript, and your Curriculum Vitae. NOTE: Graduates of foreign medical schools should be aware that you must be eligible for a full license in the State of Massachusetts in order to be considered a candidate for fellowship.

Cardiac MR PET CT Program
Department of Radiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
165 Cambridge Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114


3. Once your application is complete, we will evaluate your documents and invite you to arrange an interview. The process includes spending the day with the section, interviews by the staff, opportunities to talk to the current fellows and a departmental and hospital tour.