Our faculty members are dedicated professionals, with many at the top of their profession. And, it’s probably no coincidence that approximately 70% have ties to URMC by either obtaining their medical degree or completing their internship, residency or fellowship here.
The Department of Imaging Sciences enjoys a warm and collegial relationship with other departments throughout the University of Rochester Medical Center. Our fellows benefit by interacting closely with residents, fellows, and attending physicians from these programs at many interdisciplinary conferences.
The University of Rochester Medical Center is a level I trauma center, tertiary referral center, and a transplant center. This means that fellows will see a wide variety of cases not seen in most other fellowship programs.
Within the requirements of the program, fellow training can be modified to accommodate individualized needs and strengths, as well as hone learning to support a fellow’s specific professional interest.
The technology base of the department is “state of the art” with the latest CT, MR and information systems technology such as PACS and web distribution of images. Training programs are designed to enable fellows to acquire and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and judgment necessary for competence in the specialty of their choice, and this is primarily achieved by involvement in clinical case material under direct supervision and guidance of the faculty. More formal teaching supplements this educational process by providing lectures, demonstrations and conferences as well as electronic teaching aids.
The Department of Imaging Sciences is a filmless environment. Reading rooms are equipped with multi flat-panel color PACS workstations which allow for real-time volume and multiplanar reconstructions. Voice recognition software is utilized for report dictation.
Our state-of-the-art conference room located on the ground floor is home to resident conferences and other multidisciplinary conferences, and the third floor Radiology Library houses over 200 DVD lectures available covering all aspects of Radiology that can be signed out. The Fellows’ Room on the third floor is designated as the fellows' office space and serves as a place for the fellow to work and/or study. This area is furnished with a desk and additional work space, a dedicated phone line, and is equipped with a computer and internet access. With internet capabilities, access to medical literature is readily available on a 24/7 basis.
The Department of Images Sciences has multiple locations. For a list of current locations please see the department website locations page.