Department of Radiology

Body Imaging Fellowship

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The USF Health Department of Radiology is excited to offer 3-4 positions for a 1-year non-accredited Body Imaging Fellowship, and is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year. Our program offers fellows high volumes of subspecialty MRI, and flexibility to improve their procedural skills, engage in clinical research, and maintain skills in other modalities.

Please see the program details below for contact information, minimum requirements, and submission details. 

Program Information

Fellows will cycle through three separate rotations covering different patient populations.  The first rotation focuses on the inpatient population for Tampa General Hospital itself. Fellows spend their days reading high-level MRI for inpatients and transplant teams, and participate in GI and GU multidisciplinary conferences. The workstations for this rotation are in the same room as the body attendings, radiology residents, and medical students, providing freedom for peer-to-peer teaching throughout the day.

The second rotation is for our academic service. This rotation will expose fellows to high complexity cases, particularly for inflammatory bowel disease.

The third rotation is with our Tower sites, the outpatient community outreach of Tampa General Hospital. This too focuses heavily on MRI, with large volumes of multiparametric prostate MRI, defecography, and rectal cancer staging and restaging. 

Good news: No nights or late shifts! Every day of your fellowship year will run either 7am – 4pm or 8am to 5pm. Call occurs every 4 - 6 weeks based on number of fellows, and these shifts allow fellows to maintain skills in other subspecialties. A typical call day may last until early- or mid- afternoon on Saturday. On Sunday, fellows come to Tampa General to clean out approximately 15 MRIs before returning home to enjoy the rest of their weekend.

Each of the three rotations focus heavily on MRI. We have over 30 MR units, consisting of both 1.5T and 3.0T, from GE, Phillips and Siemens, so fellows see the full gamut of MR imaging. Fellows will obtain extensive experience in all subspecialized examinations, including:

  • Hepatocellular screening (pre- and post- treatment and transplant)
  • Elastography and Iron/fat fractionation
  • Enterography
  • Multiparametric Prostate
  • Penile evaluation
  • Rectal cancer staging
  • Endometriosis assessment
  • Defecography/Pelvic Floor dysfunction
  • Gynecologic and Urologic oncology

We generally find fellows are more interested in pursuing these subspecialized MRI examinations, but CT and Ultrasound volumes are also high, and fellows can choose to read these modalities as well. We have yet to meet a fellow requesting more fluoroscopy experience, and there is none required of fellows on any rotation.

Our large outpatient volumes mean that moonlighting is always available. Once fellows have demonstrated competence, they will have the opportunity to moonlight weekdays after 5:30pm and any time on the weekends, as much or as little as they desire. Moonlighting consists of giving final reads on CT, US, and XR studies, and fellows are paid a base rate per RVU read. In past years, fellows have been able to request home work stations to earn income without ever house.

International applicants must have a H1 Visa or Green Card and have passed Step 3 USMLE.

The following items are required for a completed application:

  • Common Fellowship Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Current CV
  • Photo
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of USMLE Step 1, 2, 3 Scores


Please submit your application and supporting documents in a single email (pdf files only) to:

Tracy Colley
Fellowship Coordinator


CristianRamirez,MD"The Body Imaging Fellowship at USF has provided the tools and experience to become a top-tier radiologist and body imager.  Working under the guidance of leaders in the field, combined with high-quality interdisciplinary conferences and a wide variety of cases, this program continues to exceed expectations for the professional development of residents and fellows."

Cristian Ramirez, MD
Body Imaging Fellow, Class of 2022
Radiology Imaging Specialists, Lakeland FL

BostenMiller,MD"I thoroughly enjoyed my year with USF body radiology. The program offers a large volume of complex body cases that easily encompasses all areas of body imaging. All the attendings are easily approachable and enjoy teaching. I consider them all friends and looked forward to working with them each day. Would 100 percent recommend this program to anyone interested in body imaging."

Bosten Miller, MD
Body Imaging Fellow, Class of 2022