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Program Introduction

General Information:

Residents are exposed to a comprehensive curriculum and rotate through all subspecialties of radiology. We are aware of the recent changes by the American Board of Radiology regarding the new written boards. In preparation for these changes, we have revamped our core curriculum to encompass all subspecialties within radiology in the first 36 months of residency. The fourth year will now serve as an elective year, or "mini-fellowship" year. The first-year resident schedule is focused on mastering the core curriculum necessary to prepare for independent call. A complete list of resident rotations can be found here.
Residents attend AFIP for one month. Research is strongly encouraged and there is no shortage of opportunities. Each resident is required to complete one research project prior to graduation. If a resident is presenting at a conference, the department will pay for all expenses. Additionally, every resident can attend one conference of his or her choosing at the expense of the department during their fourth year of training.

Equipment:

The Radiology Department is a full-service department. Our equipment includes:
- One GE 3 Tesla MRI, two 1.5 Tesla MRI and one 0.3 Tesla open MRI.
- Multiple CT scanners including two 64-slice CTs.
- GE Discovery PET/CT.
- Two state-of-the-art biplane interventional suites.
- 6 Nuclear medicine Gamma cameras.
- Multiple GE Logiq E9 ultrasound machines.
- 4 Fluoroscopy rooms, recently renovated (2013) with brand-new machines.
- Full-Field Digital Mammography with CAD, stereotactic biopsy room, and breast MRI with biopsy.
- GE PACS, IDX, and Nuance dictation system on all workstations (IT department is headed by attending radiologist with IT fellowship training at MGH).

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