Fellowship in Fetal Radiology


Posted on 10 Jan 2022

Fetal Radiology Fellowship- AMMA Center for Diagnosis & Preventive Medicine Pvt Ltd and KREST Kochi

Fetal Radiology is an exciting, rapidly evolving niche area of Radiology that integrates preventive, clinical and interventional radiology. Technological advances in Radiology have led to the development of individualized risk algorithms that help fetal radiologists predict the risk of adverse outcomes in pregnancy. The quality of fetal radiology care depends on the technical skills to obtain reliable, precise images, interpretative skills that help to determine the most optimal interpretations of the image and appropriate paths for further testing and care, and communicative skills to share the results with the patient and their family and a multidisciplinary childcare team for optimal outcomes. In this course, we aim to provide a firm grounding on the basic principles of Fetal Radiology that can help learners adapt seamlessly to newer developments in this niche area.

Click here for the Curriculum


• One-on-one mentoring, individualized interaction & feedback

• 70% of the course will include hands-on skill enhancement

• 40% will be supervised assessments and 60% will be independent assessments

• Interaction with appropriate multidisciplinary teams

• Clinical Risk Prediction algorithms

• Exposure to Colour Doppler studies, abdominal ultrasound, liver elastography, and small parts ultrasound

• Exposure to multimodality fetal imaging

Pre-requisites for the course

• Candidates for the course must have completed Radiology Residency training- MD, DMRD, DNB recognized by the Travancore Cochin Medical Council (TMC)

• Candidates must be members of IRIA

• Candidates must have the requisite permissions to practice clinical medicine in India

• Candidates must be registered with the TMC


Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you must be able to

• Independently assess pregnant women using ultrasound and provide an appropriate report and pathway for further assessment

o Date the pregnancy

o Assess the Viability of Pregnancy

o Identify Pregnancy in Unknown Locations and Ectopic Pregnancy

o Identify the number of Fetuses

o Do a comprehensive First-trimester assessment that includes

 - Determination of clinical risk for various conditions

 -  Appropriate use of clinical risk algorithms

- Colour Doppler Assessments

- Understand and interpret genetic test results

- Recommend appropriate follow-up assessments at the appropriate time periods

- Fetal structure Studies

- Fetal Growth Studies

- Fetal Environment Studies

o Do a comprehensive Second trimester assessment that includes

- Fetal structure Studies

- Fetal Growth Studies

- Fetal Environment Studies

- Colour Doppler Studies

- TIFFA scan

- Fetal Echo

- Multimodality imaging as appropriate

- Assessment of risk for preterm PE

- Recommend appropriate follow up assessments at the appropriate time periods

- Use appropriate clinical risk algorithms

o Do a comprehensive Third trimester assessment that includes

- Fetal structure Studies

- Fetal Growth Studies

- Fetal Environment Studies

- Colour Doppler Studies

- Multimodality imaging as appropriate

- Assessment of risk for preterm PE

- Recommend appropriate follow up assessments at the appropriate time periods

- Use appropriate clinical risk algorithms

- Clinical Staging of FGR

- Appropriate recommendations on childbirth plans


o Improve awareness and knowledge of Fetal Interventional Radiology

o Improve awareness and knowledge of Post Natal Radiology including Neonatal Radiology and Developmental Radiology

o Pre-Conception Care

o Female Reproductive System Radiology

o National Programs of IRIA- Samrakshan and Preventive Radiology

o Fetal Growth Monitoring across trimesters

o Documentation and Reporting Formats

o Setting up of a Fetal Radiology Clinic- Personnel and Equipment, Spacing.

o Understand Basic Clinical Practice Ethics

o Understand Practice Basic communication with different stakeholders

o Critically Evaluate published manuscripts

o Design and do one fetal radiology research study independently

o Submit an original research paper and case report for publication


Course Structure & Pedagogy

The course utilizes a mix of didactic lectures and a combination of self-explanatory videos, documents, and reading material that is available online 24x7, a phased approach to fetal radiology assessments that includes observation, supervised assessments, and independent assessments, a logbook that details daily cases assessed, and Journal clubs.

Participant learning will be assessed through a combination of

1. Technical and Interpretative Skill with Fetal Assessments-50%

2. Quizzes-20%

3. Submission of Research for Publication-20%

4. Logbook-10%

Duration of the course- One year from the Date of Joining


Participants who successfully complete the course with a minimum of 70% will receive a certificate of completion.

Participants who receive the certificate of completion are entitled to one complimentary subscription for the KREST Fetal Radiology Update Program


Joining Fees- Indian Rupee 3 Lakh

No refund allowed

Monthly Fees- Nil

Stipend - Nil

Exam fee etc will be extra as applicable

Accommodations to be arranged by candidates (if needed assistance will be provided)

Lead Faculty












Amma Scans, Annie Mathew Memorial Associates, started in 1999 at Ernakulam by the founders including Dr. Rijo Mathew.

He graduated from Thrissur Government Medical College & MD from B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujrat in 1996

Our centers with years of starting

Fort Kochi: 1999, Vaikom: 2000, Layam Road, Ernakulam: 2002, Tripunithura: 2004, Aluva: 2008, Cherthala, Alleppey: 2011, Panampilly Nagar: 2011, Edapally, Ernakulam: 2015

Machines in use

1. GE Voluson E10, 2. GE Voluson E6, 3. Voluson P8, 4. Voluson P8, 5. Voluson P8, 6. Mindray Resona i9, 7. Mindray D8, 8. Mindray D7, 9. Mindray D7, 10. Samsung Accuvix A30, 11. Samsung R7

Management team

Chairman & Managing Director: Dr. Rijo Mathew

Director, Training Programs: Dr. Ramesh S. Shenoy

Chief Research Mentor: Dr. Praveen Nirmalan

Executive Director: Dr. K. S. Aniyan

Finance Director: Mr. Sreehari K., FCA

Director: Mrs. Rosemary Rijo


Application form

Interested candidates are requested to click & fill the application form by clicking the link below

Application form - click here

The last date to receive the application is March 10th, 2023. The selected candidates will be intimated by 15th March 2023 & should join the course before 1st April 2023.