Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

Penn State Hershey Radiology is now recruiting an Abdominal Imaging Fellow for the following non-ACGME position for the academic year starting July 2017.

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, as well as the Penn State University College of Medicine, is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, which is 9 miles from the State Capital of Harrisburg.  The Campus is home to Penn State University's 500-bed tertiary care academic health center.  Neurosciences and cancer care are strategic priorities and there is a new, modern Cancer Center, as well as children's hospital, attached to the main building.  Offsite outpatient imaging facilities include the East Health Campus and West Shore Campus, with a unified PACS access to all sites.  The Department of Radiology is all digital and state-of-the-art with Siemens CT (16, 40, 64 and 128 detector scanners) and Siemens MRI (six total including two 3T clinical magnet and three 1.5T magnets). 

The Abdominal Imaging (AI) Fellowship is designed to provide advanced training in all aspects of abdominal and pelvic imaging and image-guided biopsies and drainages.  This Abdominal Imaging Fellowship is a one-year position as a Clinical Fellow at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, with appointment as an Instructor in Radiology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.  You will have excellent opportunities to experience collegial, multidisciplinary interactions through tumor boards and clinical interactions that require radiology participation, as well as research and teaching.

The Abdominal Imaging Division provides image interpretation to the numerous specialty clinical services at the Hershey Medical Center.  These include the surgical specialties of surgical oncology, urology, colorectal surgery, trauma surgery, transplant surgery as well as minimally invasive and bariatric surgery.  The AI Division also provides image interpretation to the numerous medical specialties, such as oncology, gastroenterology, hepatology, infectious diseases, nephrology and internal medicine.

  • One year fellowship, non-ACGME accredited
  • CT, MRI and Ultrasound of the abdomen and pelvis
  • Biopsy & Drainage Service – the work-up, procedural and post-procedural care of the patient
  • Curriculum*

o   5 months CT/MR

o   3 months Ultrasound

o   3 months Biopsy and Drainage Service

o   1 month elective/Research

  • Fellows are expected to participate actively in a research project with the goal of preparing a scholarly work or publication
  • Commonly performed exams

o   Multiphase CT and MR exams

o   CT and MR enterography

o   Secretin enhanced MRI

o   Dynamic pelvic floor MR imaging

o   CT colonoscopy

o   Rectal cancer staging

  • Equipment

o   MRI

  • 1.5T and 3T Siemens at the main hospital
  • Two 1.5T Siemens at the East Health Campus facility
  • 3T Siemens at the Camp Hill facility
  • 3T Siemens at the Research facility


o   CT

  • 128 dual source Siemens Flash CT in the emergency department
  • 64 dual source Siemens Definition CT at the hospital and 40 detector CT at the hospital
  • Dedicated 16 detector CT with CT fluoroscopy in the biopsy/drainage suite
  • 40 detector CT at the East Health Campus
  • Dedicated physicist and 2 assistants in a 3D imaging lab


o   US

  • 2 Siemens S2000, 1 Siemens Antares, 2 Acuson Sequoia, 1 Hitachi EUB-8500 at the main hospital
  • 1 Siemens S2000, 1 Siemens X300, 1 Siemens Antares at the East Health Campus facility
  • 1 Siemens S2000 at the Camp Hill facility


  • Entire department and all modalities connected by unified RIS/PACS.
  • Appointment as an Instructor in Radiology at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine


o   Faculty and call responsibilities as per department guidelines



*subject to change

Applications for the 2017 Abdominal Imaging Fellowship are now being accepted.  Interviews will be offered through October 31, 2015.

Candidates must be Board-Certified or Board-Qualified in Diagnostic Radiology and must be eligible to obtain a Pennsylvania State medical license.


Please submit your CV, a personal statement and 3 letters of recommendation to:


Franklyn Luke, M.D., FRCR

Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship

c/o  Doreen Katzaman

Department of Radiology, H066

Penn State Hershey Medical Center

500 University Drive

Hershey, PA 17033

Phone 717-531-5306, Fax 717-531-5596


Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Farnklyn Luke, M.D., FRCR

Associate Professor of Radiology

Director, Abdominal Imaging Fellowship


c/o Doreen Katzaman

Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Department of Radiology, H066

500 University Drive, P.O. Box 850

Hershey, PA 17033


Telephone:  (717) 531-5306

Fax:  (717) 531-5596

Email:  dkatzaman@hmc.psu.edu