Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellowships

Diagnostic Neuroradiology training is provided by the Neurological Intervention and Imaging Service of WA (NIISwa), the first specialist Neuroradiology department in Australasia, as a cross campus scheme with training at Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

Diagnostic Neuroradiology services are provided at SCGH, RPH, PCH and KEMH campuses with a staff of 11 Neuroradiologists.

The service has access to one 320-slice and three 256-slice slice CT scanners, two 1.5T MR scanners and three 3T MRI scanners. The full range of advanced diagnostic imaging including CT angiography, CT Perfusion, MR functional imaging, MR spectroscopy and MR perfusion is available. Diagnostic Fellows are also trained in a wide variety of spinal and para-spinal percutaneous interventions, including myelography, lumbar puncture (including for chemotherapy), lumbar drain, facet joint injection, epidural injection, nerve root sleeve injection and other ancillary injections.

NIISwa also provides a state-wide neurointervention service. The Neurodiagnostic Fellows are not involved in these procedures but are involved in the imaging work up, and receive a comprehensive understanding of the role of neurointervention in these cases. Diagnostic Fellows will be expected and trained to assist in the basic post-operative care of neurointerventional patients, including access haematomas.

NIISwa has forged very strong links with other departments and holds many regular inter-disciplinary meetings, some of which are video conferencing across both campuses.

Formal meetings of interest include:

  • Royal Perth Neuroradiology meeting (weekly)
  • Departmental CME meeting (fortnightly)
  • Royal Perth Head and Neck meeting (weekly)
  • Sir Charles Gairdner cancer board meeting (weekly)
  • Sir Charles Gairdner interdisciplinary aneurysm meeting (weekly)
  • Statewide interdisciplinary AVM meeting (monthly)
  • ENT meeting Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (weekly)
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital neurology meeting (monthly)
  • State based Neurology grand round meeting (weekly)
  • Peripheral AVM meeting (quarterly)
  • Interdisciplinary epilepsy meeting (monthly)
  • Deep brain stimulation meeting (quarterly)
  • Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital ophthalmology meeting (monthly)
  • Head and Neck/ENT radiology is also performed by the service with two of the five Diagnostic Neuroradiologists having a special interest.

    The Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellow is involved in a 1:4 to 1:5 on-call system with close provision of supervision by a Consultant on call.

    The Fellow is expected to produce at least 1 publication and 2 CME lectures during his/her tenure and will have regular review meetings with supervisors as to progress.

    Effective utilisation of healthcare resources in the context of individual patient care is emphasised. The importance of research and actively participating in advancing their knowledge of their specialty is also emphasised.

    Goals for the Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellowship include:

  • Establishment of expertise in diagnostic Neuroradiology in a highly professional academic teaching environment under the direct Consultant supervision.
  • Extensive experience in spinal and para spinal injections which can be provided for neurosurgical, orthopaedic and other craft groups.
  • Knowledge and experience of quality assurance and patient safety initiatives.
  • The ability to present and improve lecture skills by contributing to the MDT meetings.
  • Please note that the next available start date for the Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellowship is January 2024.

    Applying for the Diagnostic Neuroradiology Fellowship

    NIISwa Fellowship applications are handled by:
    Kaman Chan, Clerical Manager
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    If you are interested in one of these Fellowships, please forward an up-to-date version of your CV and reference letters and contact details of three referees to the above address, along with a covering letter briefly indicating:

    1. Your prior experience in both diagnostic and interventional radiology.
    2. Your training preference with regards to the Fellowships on offer.
    3. Whether you are interested in one or two years of Fellowship training.
    4. Whether you possess any external funding.
    5. Specific career goals once you have completed the Fellowship.
    6. If you plan to undertake the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists Board Exams as part of your career goals during your tenure in Australia?

    We welcome both local and international applicants, however FRANZCR eligibility or equivalent board certification is a requirement.