Abdominal Imaging

Site(s): Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) & UBC Hospital (UBCH)

Important note:

The shortlist for the 2022-23 Fellowship will be announced in mid-November. Please note that due to the high volume of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview arrangements.


The University of British Columbia (UBC) Abdominal Imaging Fellowship Program has five fully-funded positions available starting July 1st to June 30th each year. This fellowship is predominantly located at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), which houses 1000+ beds and is the largest teaching hospital affiliated with UBC. This comprehensive abdominal fellowship offers substantial clinical exposure to multiple imaging modalities as well as imaged guided procedures and provides encouragement and support for research with protected time for scholarly activities. The Department of Radiology at VGH has 14 ultrasound rooms, 5 CT scanners, and 2 MRI units, with plans for the installation of a 3T MRI.

The Abdominal Fellows will rotation through imaging modalities such as ultrasound, fluoroscopy, CT, and MRI.  Procedures include US and CT guided biopsies and drainages, as well as MRI-US fusion prostate biopsies.  The MRI-US prostate fusion biopsy program includes a dedicated 3D prostate fusion system with many outside referrals from the province for fusion biopsy.  Exposure to CT Colonography is based at the UBC Hospital site. There is a large volume and wide variety of clinical cases, as VGH is a regional tertiary and quaternary center for hepatic and renal transplantation, pancreaticobiliary surgery, complex urological surgery and is also a level 1 trauma center. US volume usually consists of over 100 cases a day with 4-16 US-guided procedures that can include: biopsies of liver, kidneys, prostate, other abdominal masses, thyroid nodules/neck masses/nodes;  drainages of pleural effusions, ascites, abdominal collections, including transvaginal approaches. CT and MRI volumes are also high with 25-35 Abdominal and Pelvic CT cases per day and over 100 Abdominal and Pelvic MRI cases a week.

The Abdominal Fellows receive dedicated formal teaching twice a week from the abdominal radiologists, usually in a didactic lecture or case-based format (weekly interesting cases or MRI rounds). There are multiple multi-disciplinary meetings throughout the week that the fellows attend and actively participate in.  These include Liver Tumour Rounds, Pancreas Rounds, GI Rounds, and Prostate Rounds. The Abdominal Fellows also have exposure to Rectal Ca Rounds and Renal Carcinoma Rounds. There is a cohesive team of 6 abdominal radiologists that work closely with the fellows to provide comprehensive exposure and teaching in abdominal imaging and procedures. Upon completion, fellows will be well-trained in high level abdominal diagnostic imaging as well as gain proficiency in image-guided procedural skills, which will prepare them for academic or community practice.


Application Information:
Please see the Step by Step Application Guide to fill the application.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
All documents should be in PDF format only.

Click here to fill in the application form


Please ensure your Referees email the letters of references directly to ubcrad.fellowship@ubc.ca prior to the application deadline.

 Abdominal Imaging


Director/Contact Information

5 Fully Funded Positions

1 Sponsored or Self-Funded Position


2023-2024 Application is closed

We are in the process of reviewing the applications


Accepting applications for 2024-2025

Application Deadline

September 30, 2022

Dr. Silvia Chang, Director


UBC Radiology
Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre

2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, British Columbia,

Canada V5Z 1M9