During the 4 years of the program, residents can expect to complete the following rotations:
Rotations by Year
|Body CT||Body CT||Body MRI||Body CT|
|Chest||Body Evening Call||Neuro||Body Overnight Call|
|GI/GU||Cardiac||Neuro Overnight Call||Body IR|
|Nuclear Medicine||MSK||Cardiovascular (VA)||Neuro|
|Peds||Neuro||IR (VA)||Nuclear Medicine|
|VIR||Neuro Evening Call||Mammography (VA)||Mini-Fellowship|
|Body CT (VA)||Neuro Overnight Call||MSK (VA)||Elective Time|
|Chest/Fluoro (VA)||Ultrasound||Oncologic Imaging (VA)||––|
|Neuro (VA)||VIR||Pain Management (VA)||––|
- Body CT: First year residents read primarily outpatient body CT, progressing to acute inpatient and ED CT during the second year.
- Body Evening Call: Second year residents read afterhours inpatient and ED cross-sectional imaging and nuclear medicine studies from all sections except neuroradiology with in-house attending supervision.
- Body IR: Third- and fourth-year residents do ultrasound- and CT-guided procedures including aspiration, drain placement, and biopsies.
- Body MRI: Third year residents read MRI of the liver, kidneys, prostate, female pelvis, and prostate, as well as MR enterography. MR elastography is anticipated in 2021.
- Body Overnight Call: Independent overnight call by fourth year residents of all non-neuroradiology ED imaging and inpatient imaging.
- Cardiac: An interdisciplinary rotation with cardiology, second year residents read cardiac SPECT, coronary CTA, and cardiac MRI, including congenital heart disease.
- Chest: First year residents start learning chest radiography, progressing to cross-sectional imaging by the end of the first year.
- GI/GU: First year residents perform GI and GU fluoroscopy and read abdominal radiographs.
- Mammography: Second year residents learn mammography, including tomosynthesis, and breast ultrasound while fourth year residents learn breast MRI and gain experience with ultrasound-guided, MRI-guided, and stereotactic breast biopsy.
- MSK: Residents learn musculoskeletal radiography and cross-sectional imaging with additional focus on sports imaging and tumor imaging. Residents also learn fluoroscopic-guided arthrocentesis, joint injections, and arthrograms.
- Neuro: First year residents focus on spinal radiography while working with the spine interventional service doing therapeutic and diagnostic lumbar puncture as well as CT-guided spine procedures. Second year residents focus on cross-sectional imaging to prepare for evening and overnight call rotations. Advanced imaging techniques learned throughout this rotation include CT perfusion, MR perfusion, MR Spectroscopy, and functional MRI.
- Neuro Evening Call: Second year residents read after hours ED and inpatient cross-sectional neuroradiology studies with remote attending supervision.
- Neuro Overnight Call: Independent overnight call by second- and third-year residents reading all inpatient and ED neuroradiology studies.
- Nuclear Medicine: Residents read planar, SPECT, SPECT/CT and PET/CT nuclear medicine studies and participate in radioactive iodine therapy. A variety of outpatient ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and MRI is also read on this rotation.
- Peds: First year residents focus on pediatric radiography and fluoroscopy. Upper level residents focus on pediatric cross-sectional imaging.
- Ultrasound: Second year residents read abdominal and soft tissue ultrasound with exposure to CT as the daily schedule permits.
- VIR: First year residents learn the basics of interventional radiology while managing the consult service. Second year residents gain procedural experience alongside IR fellows. ESIR tract is available.
- Body CT (VA): First year residents read body CT.
- Cardiovascular (VA): Third year residents read coronary CTA, cardiac MRI, body CTA and MRA, cardiac CT with emphasis on TAVR and atrial fibrillation ablation planning, as well as cardiac PET and SPECT. Rotation has daily interdisciplinary readout with cardiology.
- Chest/Fluoro (VA): First year residents read chest CT and perform GI and GU fluoroscopy.
- IR (VA): Third year residents participate in IR procedures directly with attending interventional radiologists.
- Mammography (VA): Third year residents read mammography, breast MRI, and breast ultrasound as well as do image-guided procedures.
- MSK (VA): Third year residents read cross-sectional MSK studies and do fluoroscopic procedures.
- Neuro (VA): First year residents will read cross-sectional neuroradiology with emphasis on head CT and brain MRI as well as carotid Doppler ultrasound.
- Oncologic Imaging (VA): Third year residents will read oncology PET, including 18F-fluciclovine and Na-18F, body MRI, and virtual colonography screening exams.
- Pain Management (VA): Supervised by the MSK section, third year residents will perform fluoroscopic-guided joint injections.
- Ultrasound (VA): First year residents learn the basics of performing and reading ultrasound with opportunities for scanning patients.
- AIRP: All residents have the opportunity to attend the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology in Washington D.C. for four weeks during second or third year. Program cost is fully funded and additional room and board stipend is provided. An in-house radiology/pathology elective is available for those not able to travel.
- Mini-Fellowship: The R4 3 month mini-fellowship offers residents the opportunity to concentrate in an area of their choosing.
- Elective Time: Fourth year residents are able to include elective rotations in their schedules. In addition to radiology rotations, this can include dedicated research time or off-service rotations relevant to clinical and career interests (e.g. a resident going into a Thoracic Imaging fellowship may rotate through the Pulmonology clinic).