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Program Highlights

The residency program extends from Post Graduate Year PGY-2 through PGY-5. Successful completion of an ACGME approved clinical PGY-1 is necessary before commencing radiology training.

Residency and Department Overview

  • Residents learn diagnostic radiology through sub-specialty areas of pulmonary, abdominal, emergency, neurological, musculoskeletal, and pediatric radiology.
  • Skilled interpretation of magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, and computed radiography is an important focus of the program.
  • Training in women's imaging, vascular and interventional procedures, and radiation physics round-out a comprehensive curriculum which meets or exceeds American Board of Radiology (ABR) requirements.
  • Specialty rotations are assigned at levels of increasing sophistication and experience. Individual responsibilities for procedures, film interpretation, teaching, and consultation are expanded as the resident advances through the program.
  • A faculty of full and part-time board-certified radiologists and Ph.D.s with subspecialty expertise in their respective areas participates in supervision, teaching, and research.
  • The Department of Imaging Sciences performs over 600,000 examinations annually at Strong Memorial Hospital and its outpatient facilities.
  • An additional 90,000 examinations are performed each year at nearby Highland Hospital.

Program Strengths

  • Resident trainees have access to Strong Memorial Hospital, and several satellite clinics—including the only regional PET/CT scanner and cyclotron.
  • The high volume and diversity of the cases our trainees are exposed to in this environment helps ensure a very rich clinical experience.
  • A new free-standing 8 story children's hospital (Golisano Children’s Hospital) opened in July 2015
  • New Imaging Sciences/Pediatric Ambulatory Building will be opened in 2016.
  • comprehensive training in a wide variety of radiological subspecialties, imaging modalities and advanced procedures.
  • Our program implements PACS
  • We operate at the forefront of imaging technology through research and collaboration with industry such as Carestream
  • Influential and nationally recognized faculty within the Department of Imaging Sciences
  • We regularly host distinguished visiting professors and board examiners.

Our Facilities

Reading room

Reading Room - East River Road

  • The Department of Imaging Sciences is composed of two hospitals and two outpatient imaging centers providing digital and computed radiography, digital fluoroscopy, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, CT, MR, and angiography services.
  • We currently operate 15 CT scanners (64- and 128-slice), 16 MRI scanners (nine 1.5 and seven 3 Tesla magnets), 1 PET-CT scanner and 1 PET-MR Scanner.
  • 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.
  • A state-of-the-art conference room designed for residency education with tiered seating, LCD projectors, a PACS workstation and an audience response system.
  • Departmental library
  • Resident lounge and study area with computers,