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Beaumont Hospitals process over a million studies a year and provides a diverse array of imaging modalities and pathology with numerous outstanding fellowship- trained faculty who are dedicated and committed to resident education. For example, we are in the forefront of around-the-clock emergency imaging with one of the busiest ERs in the nation.

Our program is a Categorical Program with the Transitional Year included. This allows residents the opportunity to work alongside clinicians and patients they will serve as radiologists later on. Residents take one month of plain film during their transitional year. Additionally, this allows residents to feel comfortable dictating once they transition into a radiology resident. Residents transition to the radiology department in June of their transitional year with the radiology bootcamp.

Following transitional year, residents will continue to stay on campus for all rotations. Residents are divided between inpatient and outpatient areas. Many programs combine the inpatient and outpatient sections together. We believe the delineation is a helpful approach to learning which helps the resident focus on potential problems in inpatient versus outpatient settings.

Residency Timeline

4 Week RotationsTY/First YearSecond YearThird YearFourth Year
MRI/CT (Body & Thoracic)3.5 121
Body IR/IR/NIR 32 
Breast 111
Cardiac  1 
Nuclear Medicine1111
Elective   9
Fetal Imaging  1 
AIRP  1 
Physics  1 
Radiology "Boot Camp"1   
Total Blocks15131313

Specific rotations are discussed in further detail below:

Body Imaging

  • The largest division of the department and participates in more than 270 multidisciplinary conferences each year, collaborating with many subspecialty cancer care clinics at Beaumont, and introducing residents to cutting edge cancer care
  • Exposure within the first year through ultrasound, two CT rotations, and one month of body MRI, which allows introduction to advanced imaging early on
  • During the ultrasound month, residents will have the opportunity to perform US-guided procedures such as paracentesis and thoracentesis

Body Interventional Procedures

  • Residents get one-to-one training separate from their interventional rotation block in a full month rotation dedicated to body procedures such as CT and US-guided biopsies, drain placements, thoracentesis and paracentesis

Vascular & Interventional Radiology

  • Our division offers our residents hands-on experience with the full spectrum of diagnostic and interventional procedures and during a unique 3 - month block rotation. This allows residents to advance quickly in their procedural skills and autonomy without interruption
  • Opportunity to participate in basic IR procedures (ex: dialysis/PICC line and mediport placement), acute/emergent IR procedures (ex: percutaneous nephrostomy tubes, PE thrombolysis, GI bleed embolization, extremity thrombolysis for arterial occlusion, IVC filter placement), but also more advanced procedures (ex: TIPS, shuntogram/fistulograms)
  • Full-spectrum of interventional oncology services includes radioembolization, drug-eluting beads, chemoembolization and tumor ablation
  • Venous interventions including varicose vein therapy, thrombolysis and fibroid embolization are a few of the innovative procedures being performed
Neurointerventional Radiology
  • After the 3-month IR block, residents will complete 1 month of neurointerventional radiology and participate in a diversity of cases (ex:stroke thrombolysis, aneurysm coiling,vertebroplasty/ kyphoplasty, embolization of vascular malformations)
  • Training in all aspects of imaging ranging from neonatal to adult brain, spine, and head and neck imaging.
  • Exposure to advanced techniques such as DTI, CTP, MR perfusion, spectroscopy, functional MRI, and fetal MRI
  • Perform lumbar punctures, myelograms, blood patches, and intrathecal chemotherapy injections.
  • Attend a weekly multidisciplinary neuro tumor board conference

Pediatric Radiology

  • Stay on campus for pediatric rotations at Beaumont Children's Hospital and work with dedicated pediatric radiology attending for a total of 3 months
  • Read various imaging modalities including x-ray, US, CT, MRI and also perform fluoroscopic exams
  • Our residents interact with medical students and our pediatrics rotators. This allows clinical/imaging interaction that the radiology residents greatly benefit from. It creates a better educational environment to learn pediatric Imaging, both as a pediatrician and as a radiologist

Nuclear Medicine

  • Complete four months of nuclear medicine within the four - year residency.
    • First month completed during transitional year
    • During the rotation, residents will rotate through general nuclear medicine and PET imaging and will also participate in thyroid I-131 therapies
  • Senior residents will review cases with the attending and present them at various tumor boards

Breast Imaging

  • Dedicated comprehensive breast imaging center
  • State-of-the-art digital mammography and ultrasound machines, offering same day/expedited ultrasound-guided biopsies and cyst aspirations to our patients
  • Modern 3T magnet within our breast imaging center


  • Residents receive comprehensive training, including all imaging modalities and techniques covering all types of pathology from orthopedic oncology and pediatric advanced imaging, to interventional musculoskeletal procedures


  • Residents become competent in inpatient/outpatient fluoroscopic procedures in the 1st year
  • This allows residents to feel comfortable performing procedures during call shifts

Cardiac Imaging

  • Residents have one month of exposure to cardiac imaging

Fetal Imaging

  • Third year residents will rotate through fetal imaging

Overnight Shifts

  • Opportunity to receive one-on-one training from dedicated emergency radiology faculty

Business of radiology course

  • The curriculum Incorporates the RSNA business course into the senior resident conference schedule


  • During their final year, residents have nine elective rotations they can tailor to their special interests and and desired areas in which they would prefer to gain specialized training

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