Hage

The Nuclear Cardiology Fellowship Program at UAB provides a comprehensive training experience in all aspects of nuclear imaging.

Director 
Fadi Hage, MD


 Essential Skills

  • Select the appropriate clinical protocol based on the specific clinical status of a patient
  • Be thoroughly familiar with:
    • interpretation of 12-lead ECG’s
    • exercise data during stress testing
  • Discuss and apply the fundamentals of nuclear cardiology imaging, including:
    • nuclear physics
    • imaging instrumentation
    • computer processing
  • Demonstrate the proper procedure for radioactive materials handling including:
    • radiation safety
    • radiopharmaceuticals administration
    • radioactive materials assay
  • Perform the basic aspects of image interpretation including:
    • image quality assessment
    • artifact recognition
    • integrating clinical and imaging data
    • differentiation of normal, ischemic and infarcted myocardium by perfusion studies
    • ventricular function assessment

 Educational Outcomes

Cardiologists successfully completing this rotation will be proficient in:
  • Selecting the appropriate clinical protocol based on the specific clinical status of a patient.
  • Interpreting 12-lead ECG’s and exercise data during stress testing.
  • Discussing and applying the fundamentals of nuclear physics, imaging instrumentation, and computer processing pertaining to nuclear cardiology imaging.
  • Demonstrating the proper procedure for radioactive materials handling including: radiation safety, radiopharmaceuticals administration, and radioactive materials assay.
  • Performing the basic aspects of image interpretation.

Faculty

Jaekyeong Heo, MD
Ami Iskandrian, MD, MACC


Application Process

  • Interviews are scheduled after the first of the year with appointments beginning on July 1.
  • For more information, see Application Information.







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