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Curriculum
RotationR1R2R3R4
GI 10 (weeks) 4 4
US 8 4
CT/MR 4
ER 10 4 4
Neuro 4 4 4
Plain film / Cardiac 4
Chest 4 4 4
MSK 4 4 4
Nuclear 4 4 4
Mammography 4 4 4
IR 12 4
Night Float 6 6 6
Peds (Lurie) 8 4
AIRP 4
Nuclear (Loyola) 4
Elective **mini-fellowships

* Schedules may vary

Curriculum

  • American Institute for Radiologic Pathology
    A four-week radiologic pathology correlation course, sponsored by the American College of Radiology, at the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology in Silver Spring, Maryland (near Washington, D.C.), which is paid for by Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
     
  • Chest Radiology
    A high-volume section with approximately 40,000 chest exams viewed annually. Computed radiography equipment, and high resolution CT.
     
  • Gastrointestinal Radiology
    State-of-the-art digital fluoroscopic G.I. suites is a special feature in the program. Radiology and gastroenterology perform endoscopic retrograde pancreatocholangiography.
     
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology
    Residents review more than 100 MRI studies of joints each month. Residents are also trained in multiple joint procedures including arthrograms and aspirations.
     
  • Genitourinary
    Residents receive instruction involving standard methods of urography plus CT and MRI advancements. A joint project with the Department of Urology details ultrasound guided prostate biopsy - a unique offering at Illinois Masonic Masonic Medical Center
     
  • Interventional Radiology
    Residents receive exceptional procedure experience with more than 500 cases. Biplane digital subtraction filmless angiography equipment is available. Illinois Masonic is one of few hospitals offering lymphangiography training.
     
  • Mammography
    Residents spend 12 weeks learning the basics and advanced techniques of breast imaging including screening and digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and biopsies.
     
  • Night Float/ER
    Call is covered through a night float system, with daytime ER coverage provided by the ER resident.  As a busy community hospital and level 1 trauma center, hands on experience is extensive.
     
  • Neuroradiology
    Case material referred by neurology and neurosurgery coupled with a busy trauma center ensures extensive neuroradiology experience. Hands-on experience is extensive.
     
  • Nuclear Medicine
    Radiologists work with cardiology fellows and attendings to perform nuclear cardiology investigations in radiology. Resident training is supplemented by an intensive weekly lecture series on radiochemistry, radiobiology and radiation physics.  Additional training is provided through a one-month rotation at Loyola University during fourth year.
     
  • Research
    Clinical research opportunities relating to all disciplines of radiology are available and encouraged. At minimum, participation in one research project is required to successfully complete the program.
     
  • Ultrasound
    More than 9,000 diagnostic ultrasound examinations are performed annually, including all ultrasound subspecialties.
     
  • Pediatrics
    Residents spend 3 months of training at Lurie Children's Hospital, where they receive dedicated pediatric training in plain film, ultrasound, CT, MRI, and fluoroscopy.

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