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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 general 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 roomThe 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.
  • Departmental library
  • Resident lounge and study area with computers,
  • A state-of-the-art conference room designed for residency education with tiered seating, LCD projectors, a PACS workstation and an audience response system.