There is an affiliation with Michigan State University's Department of Radiology for academic instruction in all aspects of radiology including weekly didactic lectures.
Physics lectures are given to all residents at Michigan State University. We have a physicist present on a consulting basis. Topics include:
radiation biology, including cellular and subcellular effects of radiation
tissue kinetics and responses
radiological factors modifying effects
total body effects and histopathologic response
physics of radiation apparatus
dark room physics
Journal Club - The Journal Club meets monthly. Radiologic journals are stressed, but any appropriate article can be discussed. The articles are presented by a resident or staff and all members of the department are encouraged to attend. One attending is designated to monitor the proceedings monthly.
Radiology interacts with almost all services within the hospital. With this in mind, many conferences are designated on a daily basis throughout the year. These include participation by both the radiologists and specialty services, GI, GU, ER, Pulmonary, Cardiology, Orthopedics, etc., all have formal and informal conference on a weekly basis.
The resident attends and participates in weekly inter-departmental educational meetings, staff meetings, monthly departmental educational meetings, and the Tumor Board meeting. These sessions provide a mature and comprehensive understanding of the prevention, diagnosis, therapy and management of the disorders involved in the various specialty fields.
Subspecialty lectures occur throughout the program.
Daily film reading conferences occur within the department.