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.
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.
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.
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.
The resident is evaluated on the ability to perform the following procedures
- various diagnostic procedures including
- GI fluoroscopy
- interventional and biopsy procedures with C.T. and ultrasound guidance are also stressed with
- percutaneous nephrostomy
- percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
- biliary and urinary stents
- pharmacologic angiographic procedures