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Clinical Fellowship


We offer a one-year clinical fellowship designed to provide academically oriented graduates of radiology residency focused on advanced training in body magnetic resonance imaging across a wide range of diagnostic applications. By the end of the fellowship, a trainee should have the skills and experience to develop a robust body MR clinical service and perform translational research.

Structure of the Fellowship

The fellowship provides a year of intensive training in body MRI for up to four fellows. Fellows spend most of their time dedicated to the body MRI clinical service, MR-guided procedures, research, and teaching. The fellows are responsible for running the clinical body MR service of multiple inpatient and outpatient clinical scanners, including a PET-MR and dedicated pediatric scanners, with primary responsibility for most MR-guided procedures, protocols, image acquisition oversight, safety, and initial interpretations.

There are also outstanding opportunities for research, with close ties to leading MR engineers and physicists at the Lucas Center for Imaging. At least 20% dedicated research time is included in the fellowship. The body MR fellows also have a strong educational presence in the Department, with responsibility for organizing clinical MR conferences for the Residency Program and presenting at interdisciplinary clinical conferences. Like all Diagnostic Radiology fellows at Stanford, Body MR fellows participate plain film interpretation at approximately four hours per month, if their visa and appointment status allows. Additionally, fellows participate in coverage of emergency department imaging.


  1. Two GE Signa 1.5T MRI scanners (all clinical)
  2. Nine outpatient and six inpatient GE 3T MRI scanners
  3. One PET-MR clinical scanner
  4. One PET-MR research scanner
  5. One GE 7T research scanner
  6. Two GE 3T research scanners
  7. One research hyperpolarizer
  8. One Siemens 3T
  9. One Philips 3T
  10. One 1.5T GE, four 3T GE pediatric MR scanners
  11. One GE pediatric PET-MR scanner

Clinical MRI Volume: Approximately 350 body MR diagnostic cases and several MR-guided procedures per week

Goals of the Fellowship

  1. Provide advanced protocoling, troubleshooting and interpreting skills in MRI of the body
  2. Provide background and understanding of MR principles sufficient to manage an MR service, make MR equipment decisions, and execute research projects
  3. Participate in faculty tumor boards and experience educating residents
  4. Conduct cutting edge and present at international MR conferences
  5. Hands-on training for MRI-guided procedures

Evaluation and Supervision All imaging studies are interpreted with an attending radiologist who supervises the fellow at readouts. In addition, each fellow’s progress is reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Accreditation The Clinical Fellowship in Body MRI is not an ACGME-accredited fellowship in the US, and we are not aware of any upcoming plans by the ACGME to accredit it.

To apply,  upload  at the bottom of this page the following documents:

  1. Personal statement (pdf)
  2. Completed application form (pdf)
  3. CV (pdf)
  4. Copy of medical school diploma (pdf)
  5. Medical school transcript (pdf)
  6. Copy of undergraduate diploma (pdf)
  7. Undergraduate transcript (pdf)
  8. USMLE steps 1-3 (pdf)
  9. An optional photograph; we have found it helpful to the selection committee due to the lapse in time between interviews and final selection.

Additionally, please submit three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from either the chairperson of your present department or the director of your residency program, and two from additional faculty members in your department. Letters may be sent via email and​ or mailed to:

Andreas Loening
Department of Radiology
Stanford University, School of Medicine
1201 Welch Road, Rm P287, Lucas Center
Stanford, CA 94305-5102

Applications will be considered starting approximately 19 months prior to the start of the fellowship. We are following SCARD guidelines, and will begin accepting applications for the fellowship year 2025-2026 starting on November 1st 2023. You will be contacted if selected for an interview. For the fellowship year 2025-2026, interviews will start on January 8th 2024.

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