Cardiothoracic Imaging

Sites: Vancouver General Hospital & UBC Hospital

The Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship at Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia is a one year (July 1st to June 30th) combined fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging.

Vancouver General Hospital is the quaternary care centre for the Province of British Columbia for thoracic surgery and lung transplantation, and offers a high volume training experience in thoracic and cardiac imaging, with approximately 10,000 CT scans performed at our institution per year. We have two MRI scanners and four cardiac capable CT scanners, but mainly use a Siemens Definition dual tube and a Toshiba 320 for Cardiac imaging with post processing on Vitrea and SyngoVia stations.

The Cardiothoracic Radiology Department works in close collaboration with thoracic surgery, respirology, cardiology and pathology.

Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellows will obtain a broad experience in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient thoracic imaging including: oncology, interstitial lung disease, lung transplantation, hematological malignancy and bone marrow transplantation.

Fellows trained to be competent in transthoracic CT guided lung biopsies as well as pre-operative fine wire localization.

Working with both radiologists and cardiologists, fellows will be trained to interpret cardiac CT angiograms and achieve Level II Certification by the end of the fellowship.

Fellows are also trained to protocol, interpret and process inpatient and outpatient cardiac and thoracic MRIs.

Cardiothoracic Imaging fellows participate in multidisciplinary conferences on a regular basis including: thoracic surgery rounds, interstitial lung disease rounds, combined radiology respirology pathology rounds, Radiology grand rounds and cardiology rounds.

Fellows are provided protected academic time to participate in academic endeavours, including clinical and basic research projects and to publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. Protected academic time is provided to attend one conference.  Fellows presenting at a conference can qualify for conference funding.

Vancouver General Hospital is located centrally within the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and has consistently been ranked as one of the best places to live in the world.


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Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship

Directors/Contact Information

3 Fully Funded positions available

Applications for 2019-2020

is now closed. 

Thank you to all applicants.

Directors: Drs John Mayo & Ana-Maria Bilawich


UBC Radiology
Vancouver General Hospital
#3350 – 950 West 10th Ave.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada V5Z 1M9