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Daily lectures are offered in house, supplemented by an affiliation with Michigan State University's Department of Radiology. Residents participate in weekly didactic lectures at MSU with a large variety of topics and visiting professors in all sub-specialties.

Physics lectures are given to all residents at Michigan State University. We have a physicist present on a consulting basis. Topics include:

  • radiation biology, including cellular and subcellular effects of radiation
  • tissue kinetics and responses
  • radiological factors modifying effects
  • total body effects and histopathologic response
  • radiation safety
  • physics of radiation apparatus
  • dark room physics
  • radiation physics

Radiology interacts with almost all services within the hospital. Several interdisciplinary conferences are scheduled throughout the year.

Journal club

The Journal Club meets monthly. Radiologic journals are stressed, but any appropriate article can be discussed. The articles are presented by a resident or staff and all members of the department are encouraged to attend. One attending is designated to monitor the proceedings monthly.

Reading list

The Radiology Department maintains a separate library as a supplement to the more extensive Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills library.  Reading assignments and a reading list are given to the resident on an on-going basis and are continually upgraded. Subscriptions to STATdx, RADPrimer and E-anatomy are provided to residents to supplement their education.

Rotation schedule

PGY - 2

Combined General Radiology5.5 months
C.T.2 months
Ultrasound1.5 month
Nuclear Medicine1 months
Interventional1 month
MRI1 month

PGY - 3, PGY - 4, PGY -5,

General Radiology (includes GI, GU, Chest X-Ray, Chest C.T., X-ray, and ER17 months 
Nuclear Medicine5  months 
C.T.3  months 
Ultrasound2  months 
Interventional2  months 
Pediatric3  months  
Magnetic Resonance Imaging2  months 
Neuroradiology3  months 
Electives3  months 
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology1  months 
Emergency Radiology2  months 
Mammography3 months

The Resident

  • has the opportunity to follow the clinical course of hospitalized patients and is encouraged to observe pertinent surgical procedures and post-mortem examinations
  • interviews and examines patients, and reviews the laboratory results, in order to assume the role of a clinical radiologist
  • acquires proficiency in radiologic film interpretation and differential diagnosis
    • constantly evaluated by day-to-day performance
    • multiple times during the year, the radiology staff will assess the radiologic progress of the residents
    • outstanding areas, as well as deficiencies, are then discussed with the resident
    • an assigned attending radiologist monitors resident film interpretation
  • plays a large role as a teacher and is thrust into a teaching role early
    • students, interns and residents from other areas are constantly rotating through the department
    • teaching is a necessary requisite for a practicing radiologist
  • presents a scientific exhibit at a national conference, preferably during the third year of training
  • evaluates the program yearly through an ACGME survey
  • receives semi-annual evaluations from the Program Director, at which time goals and objectives and milestone performance are discussed
  • will participate in an annual quality improvement project
  • has an opportunity to attend several local radiology lectures a year through the Visiting Professor Program
  • attends and participates in tumor board meetings


Case logs are a requirement of the ACGME and are reviewed by the Program Director monthly to ensure the required case minimums are being met.

Clinical responsibilities

The resident is evaluated on the ability to perform the following procedures

  • various diagnostic procedures including
    • GI fluoroscopy
    • arthrography
    • angiography
    • myelography
    • venography
    • hystero-salpingography
    • sonohysterography
  • interventional and biopsy procedures with C.T. and ultrasound guidance are also stressed with
    • ERCP
    • percutaneous nephrostomy
    • vertebroplasty
    • kyphoplasty
    • percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
    • biliary and urinary stents
    • pharmacologic angiographic procedures

Residency Programs

Fellowship Programs

Fellowship Programs
(no ACGME Accreditation)

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