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Rotations

General Radiology / Fluoroscopy - Dr. McPherson - 12 weeks

During this rotation, the resident becomes experienced in performing and interpreting a variety of fluoroscopic procedures, including esophagrams, upper GI studies, small bowel follow-through, barium enemas, hysterosalpingograms, cystograms, and t-tube cholangiograms.

Cardiac and Thoracic Radiology - Dr. Lowry / Dr. Goyal - 14 weeks

As a first year resident, the focus of this rotation is on becoming proficient at interpreting chest x-rays. Chest CT studies as well as PE studies are read as the resident progresses in training. CT Lung Cancer screening and cardiac imaging are also incorporated into this rotation.

Emergency Radiology / Body Imaging - Dr. Koutras / Dr. Yarmish - 16 weeks

The resident is responsible for reading most CT studies performed in the ER during the day. As SIUH is a level I trauma center, residents become proficient in all trauma emergencies. In addition to routine studies, senior residents will become familiar with MRCP, CT urograms, MR enterography/defacography, and other advanced MR imaging.

Nuclear Medicine/PET Imaging - Dr. Brenner - 16 weeks

This department performs all types of nuclear studies, including HIDA scans, V-Q scans, GI bleeding scans, bone scans, WBC scans, gallium scans, indium scans, cardiac studies, thyroid scans and ablation, and renal studies. Localization of sentinel nodes prior to breast surgery is also performed. At our outpatient center, residents interpret PET scans.

Neuroradiology - Dr. Raden - 12 weeks

First year residents will focus on the interpretation of CT scans of the head to prepare for independent call. Subsequently, residents will learn advanced CT/MR covering all aspects of brain, spine, and head and neck imaging. Lumbar punctures and CT myelograms under fluoroscopic guidance are routinely performed.

Ultrasound - Dr. Bajaj - 12 weeks

This rotation exposes the resident to a large range of ultrasound examinations. In addition to interpreting the studies, residents are expected to work with the technologists to become comfortable in scanning patients themselves.

Pediatrics - Dr. Farruggia / Dr. Neuman - 12 weeks

In addition to interpreting all pediatric studies performed in the hospital, the resident will gain experience in performing fluoroscopy studies (barium enema, small-bowel series, VCUG, cystograms) as well as ultrasound studies (spine, cerebral, hips). Residents participate in interdisciplinary rounds with the pediatric department to review NICU and floor patient studies daily.

Musculoskeletal Imaging - Dr. Jbara / Dr. Hanna - 12 weeks

First year residents will focus on interpreting plain radiographs in the emergency and outpatient setting. More senior residents focus on MR imaging and procedures such as arthrograms and joint injections, primarily in the outpatient setting.

Interventional Radiology - Dr. Scheiner - 12 weeks

This busy department performs numerous interventional procedures, including mesenteric angiograms, renal angiograms, uterine artery embolizations, TIPS, nephrostomy and ureteral stent placement, lower extremity angiograms, venograms, chemotherapy/dialysis catheter and PICC placements . In addition, CT guided biopsies and drainages are a major component of this rotation.

Breast Imaging - Dr. Raia - 12 weeks

The resident will spend his/her time in the Breast Imaging Center learning to interpret mammograms, ultrasounds and MRIs of the breast. The resident will also learn to perform breast biopsy procedures.

Night Float - Dr. Dipoce - 13 weeks

Night float begins in the second year. Overnight, a fellowship-trained emergency radiologist is available to assist the resident. An ultrasound technologist is in-house 24/7 to perform all ultrasound studies.

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