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Cross-sectional Imaging

Hamilton General Hospital

The Hamilton General Hospital (HGH) is one of four teaching hospitals of the Hamilton Health Sciences. Founded in 1848 as the first hospital in Hamilton, HGH has grown to become the leading healthcare provider for the entire South Central Ontario- a region with population of 2.4 million people. HGH is a tertiary cardiac, vascular, neurosurgical and level 1 trauma centre. One of the Ontario Burn Units and Integrated Stroke Unit are located at the HGH.

The Department of Radiology is fully digitalized with state of the art equipment (two 64-slices CT scanners, two 1.5 T MRI, five US units, CR and DR). The department is served by a cohesive group of radiologists with fellowship training in abdominal, breast, cardiac, MSK, vascular/interventional and women's imaging. The cross-sectional fellowship is focused on whole body MRI, body and MSK CT and all subspecialties of US.

MRI: The case volume comprises neuroimaging including spine (60%), MSK including gadolinium arthrography (25%), cardiovascular (5%), abdominal/pelvic (5%) and breast (5%) MRIs.
CT: Chest, abdominal-pelvic and MSK studies provide comprehensive exposure suitable for the academic and community hospitals. The body CT experience includes 500 major trauma per year.
US: Sonographic cases include abdominal, breast, MSK, obstetric, pelvic and vascular studies.

Further inquiries can be directed to Marilynn Scott at scottmar@HHSC.CA

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Juravinski Hospital

The Juravinski Hospital is one of four teaching hospital within Hamilton Health Sciences. Nestled on the mountain brow, the Juravinski Hospital is a tertiary care referral site for Central West Ontario, providing specialized care for a population of 2.2 million people. There is a large volume of pathology referred for diagnosis, management and follow-up.

Given its affiliation with the neighbouring Juravinski Cancer Centre, there is a high volume of oncology-related imaging. There is a large outpatient oncology referral base and inpatient acute care population, that includes the regional Hepatobiliary surgical service and adult hematology-oncology.

Acute care facilities include ER, Coronary Care and Intensive Care Units, general surgery and internal medicine practices, an internal medicine clinical teaching unit and general orthopedic and joint replacement program.

The Juravinski Hospital radiology group boasts a collegial working atmosphere. The radiologists have strong working relationships with surgeons, internists, pathologists and oncologists. Fellows are a welcome addition to this positive work and educational environment. Fellowships are flexible and can be tailored to the particular interests of the applicant. There are ample research opportunities within the department.

The cross-sectional imaging fellowship experience involves all aspects of oncology and non-oncology imaging (except breast), related to chest, abdomen, male and female pelvis, and neuro-oncology.

Fellows are actively involved in all aspects of our cross-sectional imaging services in CT, ultrasound and MRI. A wide range of body, chest and neuro CT cases are performed at our site each day, including CT enterography and CT angiography. Fellows gain a rich experience in body MRI, covering liver, liver, pancreas, MR enterography, GU, male/female pelvis, neuro-oncology, neuro MR perfusion and spectroscopy.

Fellows can liaise with the interventional staff and perform a wide range of minor interventional procedures if interested.

The hospital is well-equipped with state-of-the-art ultrasound and mammography equipment, 3T GE Signa Architect MRI scanner and two 64-slice CT scanners (GE Discovery CT750 HD and GE LightSpeed VCT).

There is ample opportunity for research and participation in weekly multidisciplinary rounds including hepatobiliary, GI, GYN oncology, neuro-oncology rounds and diagnostic imaging interesting case rounds.

Further inquiries can be directed to Marilynn Scott at scottmar@HHSC.CA

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St. Joseph's Healthcare

Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, the ninth largest city in Canada, St. Joseph's Healthcare is a multi-site, acute-care 740-bed facility in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences of McMaster University. St. Joseph's Healthcare operates as the Regional Referral Centre for Thoracic Surgery, Head and Neck, Respirology, Nephrology and Renal Transplantation and Urology.

We are home to the Brain Body Institute Imaging Research Centre, the Centre for Minimal Access Surgery (CMAS), Firestone Unit for Respiratory Health, the McMaster Centre for Urology, and the Father Sean O'Sullivan Research Centre.

While at St. Joseph's Healthcare, you will have the opportunity to work with fellowship trained radiologists in a fully-digitalized, busy Diagnostic Imaging Department that serves a large inpatient and outpatient population. St. Joseph's Healthcare has a fully digitized Department. Our PACS system integrates state of the art imaging equipment (including GE 16 slice and GE 64-slice CT, 1.5T GE and 3T Toshiba MRI, Digital Mammography, DR and CR) with hospital RIS. Reporting is facilitated by Powerscribe, a web-based speech recognition software program.

We offer an extensive multi-modality imaging experience. Fellows will be exposed to all aspects of CT including CT angiography and CT guided biopsies and drainages. Fellows will be exposed to all aspects of MRI imaging (including Body MRI and MR angiography including spectroscopy). Fellows will also be exposed ultrasound-guided procedures including renal, liver, prostate, thyroid, lymph node biopsies and various drainages. An opportunity to learn CT colonography and CT cardiac is also available. These studies are performed on a regular, but less frequent basis.

A plethora of research opportunities await our Fellows within the DI department as well as at the newly-renovated McMaster University Imaging Research Centre/ Brain Body Institute at St. Joseph's Healthcare. Working with our medical physicist, Dr. Michael Noseworthy, and our imaging technologists and research assistants, you will have a unique opportunity of doing research on our 3T MRI and CT PET. Research and educational opportunities are also available to our Fellows at the new state-of-the-art Centre for Radiological Anatomy (CORA) in the Virtual Human Body Institute at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.

Further inquiries can be directed to Marilynn Scott at scottmar@HHSC.CA

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