Welcome to the Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Director: Jennifer Kwak, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology
Program: The Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, offers a one year nuclear radiology fellowship that provides an educational experience that encompasses all aspects of nuclear medicine. The fellowship includes exposure to the full range of PET-CT studies and conventional gamma camera based diagnostic studies. In addition, the Division performs a large number of therapeutic nuclear medicine studies. The year consists of ten months on the clinical service at the University Hospital, one month at the Children's Hospital, and one month of elective.
Didactic lectures cover all diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures as well as the medical physics of nuclear medicine. At the end of the fellowship year the fellow is eligible for the American Board of Radiology's Certificate of Added Qualification in nuclear radiology.
Facilities: Both the University Hospital and the Children's Hospital are located on the new 205 acre Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Denver. The University Hospital is a 405 bed general acute care hospital with an especially active transplant service and cancer program.
The Children's Hospital is a 250 bed hospital with active programs in all specialties.
Faculty: The faculty includes three nuclear medicine physicians and a medical physicist at the University Hospital plus a pediatric radiologist with special interest in nuclear medicine at the Children's Hospital.
Patient Population: Both the University Hospital and Children's Hospital see the full spectrum of diseases. In conjunction with the Division of Endocrinology a large number of patients with metastatic thyroid cancer are treated with high dose I-131 radioiodine based on individualized dosimetry.
Equipment: There is a PET-CT scanner at both the University Hospital and the Children's Hospital. The University Hospital has one SPECT-CT machine and four state of the art dual head SPECT gamma cameras. The Children's Hospital has one SPECT gamma camera. In addition, there is a medical cyclotron within the Division of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital.
Research: Research in nuclear medicine is encouraged and time is provided for clinical or basic nuclear medicine research. The Department of Radiology is in the process of significantly enhancing its animal imaging capabilities. The existing capabilities include a micro PET-CT. Establishment of a robust radiochemistry program is underway.
Conferences and Didactic Lectures: On average there is one clinical nuclear medicine lecture per week throughout the year. In addition, there is a series of 80 hours of nuclear medicine physics lectures during the year.
Application: Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Nuclear Radiology Fellowship Application.
Please direct inquiries to:
Phone: (303) 724-9245
Fax: (303) 724-6601
Department of Radiology
University of Colorado Denver
Mail Stop 8200
12631 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, Colorado 80045