The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has an opening for its one-year non-ACGME accredited fellowship in Positron Emission Tomography for 2021-2022. The fellowship provides extensive clinical PET-CT training and research opportunities with the opportunity to work with novel PET radiopharmaceuticals. As a fellow associate faculty member, the candidate will be expected to participate in teaching and tumor boards. Duties will include participating in the general nuclear medicine call pool.
The nuclear medicine faculty at the University of Iowa includes 6 MD and 7 PhD faculty. Nuclear medicine instrumentation includes four PET-CT scanners and 6 modern gamma cameras, including 2 SPECT-CT systems.
The PET Center is equipped with a cyclotron and extensive radiochemistry laboratories that routinely provide F-18 FDG, Ga-68 DOTATOC, and O-15 water radiopharmaceuticals for diagnostic imaging procedures. PET imaging studies are performed on the most advanced high sensitivity/high resolution PET/CT scanners. Diagnostic PET procedures include brain perfusion and metabolic imaging, myocardial perfusion and metabolic imaging, and tumor imaging using the PET/CT scanner to provide attenuation corrected tumor physiologic data fused with diagnostic quality CT data for optimal tumor localization.
Nuclear Medicine/ PET Center staff are involved in a range of research activities including:
Anti-tumor radiolabeled proteins for diagnosis and treatment of specific cancers PET brain function and dementia studies PET/CT prostate cancer imaging PET/CT imaging to monitor the effect of cancer chemotherapy and radiation therapy protocols Development of new PET radiopharmaceuticals for use in diagnostic cancer imaging.
The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has spent nearly 30 years on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “America’s Best Hospitals” and is ranked by Forbes Magazine as a “Top 5” health care employer. Iowa City is a unique location in the Midwest, and is North America's only UNESCO City of Literature! A mid-sized college town with a low cost of living, excellent schools, and short commutes, Iowa City ranks as one of America’s best places to live. The area offers hiking, biking, kayaking, sports events, wineries, craft breweries, music festivals, Broadway shows, farmers markets, family-friendly activities, and the list goes on. We are centrally located between Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and Omaha - all just a 4-5 hour drive away.