The Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Vascular and Interventional Radiology Fellowship is of one-year duration. Rotations are entirely within Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC), Dallas.
The educational program is organized to provide comprehensive, full-time training and experience in evaluation and management of patients requiring image-guided diagnostic vascular and interventional procedures. Procedures are guided by a number of imaging modalities including fluoroscopy, angiography, computed topography, ultrasonography and other modalities.
It is the goal of the training program to enhance substantially the fellows’ knowledge of the application of all forms of imaging to the performance and interpretation of vascular and interventional procedures. It is also structured to enhance the fellows’ knowledge of the signs and symptoms of disorders amenable to diagnosis and/or treatment by percutaneous techniques.
An understanding of the significance of the symptoms, as well as the pathophysiology and natural history of the medical disorders, is gained. Indications for and contraindications to vascular and interventional procedures and the medical and surgical alternatives to these procedures is well understood by the end of the fellowship. A complete understanding of imaging methods used to guide percutaneous procedures will be developed.
The Fellow becomes skilled in the technical aspects of percutaneous procedures. The fundamentals of radiation physics, radiation biology and radiation protection will be reviewed during the fellowship. An understanding of the mechanisms of conducting research is acquired by the Fellow, as well as an understanding of the evaluation of published material for its accuracy and clinical usefulness.