The Cancer Imaging Program (CIP) Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) provides a comprehensive education in body imaging (chest and abdomen), including MRI, CT, PET-CT, and US, with an emphasis on adult patients with cancer. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a world-renowned cancer center, Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate, and provides subspecialty adult clinical care jointly with Brigham and Women's Hospital. Meet our 2023-24 CIP Fellows.
About the Cancer Imaging Fellowship
The CIP Fellowship provides a comprehensive experience in body imaging, with fellows’ time equally divided between thoracic and abdominal subspecialties throughout the year. For interested applicants, dedicated time in PET-CT is also available (see below). Fellows receive one-on-one, onsite training from jointly appointed, subspecialized BWH/DFCI faculty across multiple imaging modalities including CT, MRI, and ultrasound.
- The MRI curriculum focuses on advanced cancer-related abdomen and pelvis applications (1.5T and 3T systems) including prostate, rectal, hepatobiliary, female pelvis, and MR urography, among others.
- Interpreting and protocoling initial cancer staging CT scans and oncologic follow-ups are the focus of the thoracic and abdominal CT experiences.
- Ultrasound assignments cover routine abdominal, male and female pelvic/genitourinary, thyroid, basic vascular (DVT), and superficial soft tissue exams.
- Additional experience in reading inpatient and general CT and MRI examinations is also available throughout the workday and on-call, making the CIP fellowship a comprehensive body imaging experience.
- Clinical coverage responsibility for fellows includes weekday and day-time weekend clinical coverage at the DFCI Longwood campus and rotating weekday coverage at the new, state-of-the-art Dana-Farber Chestnut Hill campus.
In addition to continual one-on-one teaching throughout the day, ample protected time for formal didactics includes:
- Weekly CIP seminar series (designated for Category 1 CME credit) covering comprehensive topics in cancer imaging
- Multidisciplinary tumor boards (e.g. Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Prostate)
- Daily thoracic and abdominal subspecialty case-based conferences
- CIP fellow-led drug conferences
- Weekly radiology-pathology correlation conferences
- MRI/physics lectures
- Extensive database of pre-recorded lectures to supplement learning
In addition, fellows have the opportunity to develop their own teaching skills through participation in resident lectures and reading room education.